VR Adventure Game Tale of the Fragmented Star: Single Fragment Version Coming to the West

September 15, 2018Written by Zarmena Khan

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Mediascape has announced that it’ll be publishing PlayStation VR adventure game, Tale of the Fragmented Star: Single Fragment Version, in Europe and North America “soon.”

Developed by Japanese indie studio Jitenshasougyou, the game will be playable at the Tokyo Game Show.

Check out a trailer below.

An official overview is as follows:

A lone girl stands abandoned on a broken star. With the star deprived of its power, she can neither use it to escape nor inform others of her plight. However, there exists a point on this star that intersects with another world. The player, by standing on this convergence point and wearing the Otherworld-Viewing Device (VR unit), can enter the parallel world and communicate with the girl. Together, they cooperate to solve the puzzle of restoring the star’s power so she may be able to leave.

Concept:

Although sight is highly intuitive in VR, the same cannot be said for most other aspects, leading to irritation from clumsy controls. We designed this game around directing a character through glances to circumvent this and change that annoyance into a game element. Also, for what is impossible in VR we established as impossible in context of the story, making these limits seem more natural and eliminating anything that might ruin immersion from the start. For example, preparing a space that allows walking through in a VR world can be difficult, so this game is designed so that player does not to move from the starting point, preventing any movement-based awkwardness from occurring. This also addresses the problem of motion sickness.

We’ll update our readers when a release date is announced.