Maere, an Oculus Rift compatible horror game

The Oculus Rift headset continues to interest developers and video game players, but projects from independent studios were still awaited. It's done with the horror game “Maere: When Lights Die” which was developed by the Lucid Dreams team and revolves around the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. Four French students in computer engineering from IMAC school are at the origin of the project. But the difference with other projects is that they have integrated a second technological device to improve immersion and offer a different gaming experience.

The Oculus Rift headset is therefore coupled with the PulseSensor pulse sensor in order to use the player's heart rate to trigger different events. This is a very interesting way for both developers and players to have a game suited to the situation. Imagine, you are under pressure and in the dark, your heart is beating fast, the game decides to display a screamer (event in the form of an image and a sound that appears on the screen for a short time in order to make the person jump) at the best time, when your heart is beating as fast as possible. Conversely, if you are calm, the game could do everything to put you under pressure. You have to see what comes into play but the concept is very well found.

If you are into horror games, this one might be for you. The current problem lies in the difficulty of having the Oculus Rift at hand. In any case, if you manage to get the virtual reality headset as well as the PulseSensor, you will be able to get the game for free (and yes, the generosity still exists) by download on the official website of the game. more about the team and their projects by visiting their Facebook page. Do not hesitate to encourage this brilliant and “frank” team in order to see new projects flourish for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset!

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