Iteration is a first-person, story driven, puzzler game in VR that makes the player explore a house while solving puzzles that defy the laws of physics and reality itself, while at the same time uncovering the plot behind his actions and very existence.
Reality Defying Puzzles
A house that is constantly changing and moving, inducing chaos and breaking reality’s rules in order to try and prevent any kind of escape. Endless halls, infinite looping corridors and portals are but some of the anomalies taking place in Iteration.
Subliminar Narrative and Journal
As a story driven experience, we ditched common narrative tools and adopted an indirect stance, exposing the story of the player and the world through the environment itself, like photo frames, phone calls, and lost journal pages, that can be collected and viewed at anytime.
Optional puzzles that can range from simple interaction based challenges, to wholly different game experiences, like playing an arcade shooter on a VR headset, inside the game. By rewarding story exposition, we merge gameplay, narrative and exploration with these.
Most of the environment is interactive, and many objects are collectable. Of the collectible items, some are required for puzzle solving, others just are convenient to carry around, and many are just there to add to the setting.
“Few ideas work on the first try. Iteration is key to innovation.”
- Sebastian Thrun
Adam, an average salaryman who lives in a regular apartment, one day realizes that strange, physic-defying occurrences are happening in his home. Appliances keep changing places, electronic devices malfunction, and corridors become endless. To top it all off, strange voices start talking in Adam’s head, muffled and accompanied by weird visual distortions. Confused and scared, he will try to escape his own flat, leading him to a path of self reflection and doubt.
We are Those Kids, a small indie game studio based in Lisbon and focused on Virtual and Augmented Reality. Founded in 2015 and composed of only three members : André Santos as the 3D modeler, João Almada a programmer and David Filipe as the game designer and programmer.
Iteration is our first official title and despite our indie bank account we are very passionate about this project and can't wait to release it.
Iteration is being co-produced by Collide, a tech and media developer focused on Videogames, VR and Digital Storytelling.