VEV: Viva Ex Vivo Is a Microscopic Survival Game Coming Exclusively to PS4 in Summer 2016

February 29, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

From Truant Pixel, VEV: Viva Ex Vivo is an arcade-style survival game coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 in summer 2016, with a free PlayStation VR upgrade planned to arrive after launch.

Taking place on a microscopic level, VEV: Viva Ex Vivo features elements of arcade, simulation, and survival gameplay, complete with open exploration, resource management and procedurally generated levels. The goal is to explore the environment, collect and consume food, avoid predators, and stay alive for as long as possible.

Truant Pixel’s Souha Al-Samkari adds:

Though we present VEV as a decidedly laid-back experience (players cannot harm or direct hostile actions toward other creatures), the game is by no means easy. All elements within every biological sample, including composition of the environment as well as placement of food and indigenous life, are randomly generated with each level load. Small ecosystems, including creature behaviors, tend to occur sporadically within each sample. Organic particles have a tendency to spawn within caves and other nooks and crannies, though they may also be found floating about in the open should they be displaced by a wandering microbe. In Viva Ex Vivo, feast or famine may be around every corner.

As for the addition of VR support in the future, Al-Samkari said, “Viva Ex Vivo has been designed from the ground up for easy transition to VR. This includes everything from the control scheme to the 3D interface which is presented to the player at all times. VR mode will be offered as a free upgrade once it is available.”

A team of three people, Truant Pixel teased that they have “other, larger projects in the works which we hope to bring you in the near future!”

[Source: PS Blog]