Japanese studio 17-Bit, known for GALAK-Z and Skulls of the Shogun, works as the adventure role-playing survivalist Song in the Smoke for virtual reality. Another famous Japanese studio, Archipel. In The Call of Nature documentary, the game‘s creators talk about the sources of their inspiration.
illustrative snippets: mostly species sketches, but there are also gameplay footage. In Song in the Smoke, we enter the prehistoric world with our bare hands, and face evil predators as well as cold, hunger and exhaustion — if you don’t count the various poisons with which the local flora are rich.
To survive, you have to seek shelter, build bonfires, build weapons, tools and clothes, and study medicinal plants. The game is released this year on PlayStation VR, Oculus Quest and Oculus Rift.
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