VR caving experience/game for HTC “Echo Grotto” will be landing on Steam in a couple of days from Gaugepunk Games, and today the developer has released a trailer, highlighting some of the activities you can do in the caves.
Choose to play as either an ‘experience’ or a ‘game’. Choosing ‘experience’ will allow you to pick whatever gear you want from the start and simply explore the caves as you wish, while choosing ‘game’ will include a progression system, where you start with only basic tools and must search for more within the caves. It also employs a simple currency system, where you can use various gemstones found within the caves to get better tools!
You can also play a range of special ‘scenarios’ which alter the gameplay in unique ways. For example, you can explore a flooded cave system, start the game from an alternative entrance or play with nothing but glowsticks!
Some scenarios are like special challenges, like starting the game already deep into a cave system with only a candle (which will run out over time!).