When your story-driven adventure VR title gets praised by an accomplished actor, you know its a sign that your title is something special. That’s what happened what American actor Neil Patrick Harris (Barney Stinson on How I Met Your Mother, and various roles in other films like The Smurfs, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Gone Girl etc) did recently in an published article “21 Ways Neil Patrick Harris Is Still a Kid at Heart” on The Wall Street Journal.
In the article, he professes his love for Tequila Works‘ “The Invisible Hours“, a murder mystery VR title that plays out in all angles across all casts simultaneously in the mansion of dead victim “Nikola Tesla”. Player has to move around the mansion to check out the interactions of the characters, often having to rewind and play it again to view the interactions of a different set of characters that’s playing out at the same time in another part of the mansion. This title was released late last year on Steam for HTC Vive/Oculus Rift/Windows MR, and PS Store for PSVR.
My favorite VR game is:“The Invisible Hours.” It’s a murder mystery, which is right up my alley. You’re able to wander this mansion and follow people to see what they are doing. It’s like immersive theater. It’s rad.
If you are wondering, he is also a fan of VR, and not just a casual fan. He’s a big fan of the Oculus Rift, calling it his current favorite toy right now.
My favorite toy now is: The Oculus Rift VR machine. I can’t stop. I will someday be one of those fallow, gaunt VR players who never see the light of day.
In fact, he loves it so much that he purchased a second Oculus Rift just to play it in Vancouver where he’s shooting for “A Series of Unfortunate Events”.
The last piece of technology I bought: If I’m being honest, is a second Oculus Rift system, because I missed it so much in New York, I wanted to play it here in Vancouver [where he’s currently shooting the third season of “A Series of Unfortunate Events”].
Could he be picking some acting pointers and using The Invisible Hours as references? Because this title feature some of the best motion acting in VR right now. If you are interested to learn why he loves this title, do pick up the title and check it out yourself.
A group of strangers receive a curious invitation from the enigmatic inventor, Nikola Tesla, offering each of them the chance to make amends for their darkest wrongdoings. When the last guest arrives at Tesla’s isolated mansion laboratory, they find him dead – murdered. Disgraced Swedish detective, Gustaf Gustav, vows to find the killer amongst the other guests: a blind butler, a convicted murderer, the world’s most famous actress, Tesla’s former assistant, the son of a wealthy railroad magnate, and rival inventor Thomas Edison. But none of these people are what they seem.
The player is invisible, with freedom to follow and observe anyone in the story – or to explore the mansion for hidden clues. ‘