Loading Human is Oculus-powered adventure game with no interface, inspired by Monkey Island

Monday, 27 January 2014 09:02 GMT By Dave Cook

Loading Human developer Untold Games has announced a new Oculus Rift adventure game project inspired by classic point-and-click titles like The Secret of Monkey Island. However, it doesn’t use an interface, meaning you have to walk around realistic environments picking up objects and making use of them based on instinct, rather than UI cues.

In the game, you play as a person called André who is stricken with Alzheimers, and is losing their memory fast. His wife Michelle doesn’t want him to forget about them and the relationship they have created over the years, so she places you in a virtual world called Loading Human, which is designed to help André relive his life so it can be recreated and preserved digitally.

Loading Human uses motion controlled devices such as Sixense STEM and Razer Hydra, along with the Oculus Rift VR headset to create an immersing world that you physically react with to solve puzzles. The project was conceptualised by Italian actor and filmmaker Flavio Parenti after becoming inspired by the Oculus Rift device. He then teamed up with Untold Games to make the concept reality. The initial elevator pitch was, ‘The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Monkey Island in virtual reality.’

In a statement, Parenti said, “The advances in VR and motion-sensor technology have allowed us to create a new level of immersion with Loading Human, and we are excited to provide a glimpse of what awaits players when they experience life through André Gibson’s eyes, hands and movements.”

Loading Human is coming to PC and Mac later this year. We’ve got some screens below.

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