'Kobold' Blurs The Line Between Horror Cinema And VR Gaming

Aiming to blur the line between horror films and VR gaming, Kobold is an upcoming horror title from the Germany-based Another World VR. The game is set to launch this Halloween on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

In the game, you step into the shoes of an urban explorer investigating the mysterious case of a missing boy. Pick up your flashlight and discover the secrets of an abandoned villa in the middle of a dark forest in Germany. Immerse yourself in true, cinematic realism, explore an interactive universe, pick up clues and dare to venture deeper into a mystical world where your actions can have grave consequences.

"Little Kaspar is dealing with the recent loss of his mother by pouring his imagination into Germanic fairy tales and by playing with his imaginary friend PIXI. When Pixi offers him a way to see his mother again, Kaspar embarks on a journey that takes him deep into a dark world that he may never return from."

In order to make the VR experience as cinematic and immersive as possible, the entire villa (which is a real location in Brandenburg, Germany) and its surroundings were meticulously scanned with photogrammetry. Actors were also 3D scanned and brought to life in VR using motion capture and advanced facial capture technology.

Visit the game's official site for more details and watch the trailer below.


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