A couple of months ago New Zealand-based indie videogame studios M Theory and Oddboy unveiled an epic looking puzzle adventure called Wanderer, where you have to time travel to various moments in history to stop an apocalyptic event. The studios have now released the second trailer, showcasing more gameplay and locations.
Providing a darker look at what Wanderer is going to offer, the trailer gives a sneak peek at an ancient civilisation setting (possibly Mayan?) alongside some of the puzzles that will stand in your way. In this alternate universe where nature has taken over, you take on the role of Asher Neumann who has to change the course of history by travelling back in time to key moments in history.
In doing so you’ll be able to explore historical, futuristic and post-apocalyptic settings, with notable moments including the highly contested space race, the hippie-cultured 60s (where you take to the stage as a drummer) and dropped into the middle of World War 2. Visiting these moments will see you either embody or encounter infamous characters from history, including daring explorers, revered inventors and fearless conquerors.
Wanderer isn’t just serious world-ending events one after the other, not only will it tax your brain but you can even have some fun whilst doing it. How about racing an RC car on the moon’s surface or utilising a pump-action water pistol to extinguish a few fires?
“We give you the ability to jump back and forth through time and dive headfirst into beautifully detailed worlds and stories – paying homage to real events and moments from history,” says Tom Bellamy – Art Director at Wanderer in a statement. “It’s your chance to get immersed in a time travel experience like never before.”
Currently, Wanderer is slated for a late Q3 2021 launch for most VR platforms, with PlayStation VR, SteamVR and Oculus confirmed. Take a look at the exciting new trailer below for Wanderer and as further details are released, VRFocus will let you know.