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The Atlas Mystery executes one of the coolest ideas I've seen for a VR game

by: Eric -
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The Atlas Mystery, released today on Steam for a variety of VR headsets, takes an amazingly cool idea and turns it into a VR escape room puzzle game.

There are a number of ways to execute VR games, but one of my favorite experience types is when a team picks a small-ish, enclosed space, and then puts a ton of detail and love into the design of that space. That's what The Atlas Mystery looks like. Taking place entirely in The Atlas Theater - a lush 1940's movie house - the game combines escape room-style puzzles with a cool supernatural murder mystery narrative. Just one look at the trailer, and I was immediately sold on this one. How cool is it to spend time in times and places that you could never otherwise visit?

Produced as the result of a collaboration between Top Right Corner and Welcome Villain Films' Head of Creative, Eric Kleifield, The Atlas Mystery has some true-life Hollywood oomph behind it, including a score composed by Evan Goldman (additional composer on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Detective Pikachu). 

While The Atlas Mystery isn't as inexpensive as a 1940's movie ticket, the game is still pretty reasonable, considering its pedigree. You can scoop up The Atlas Mystery right now for $14.99 on Steam, with support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index. You can also grab the game for the Meta Quest via Sidequest, and Viveport.