Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is a local cooperative gameplay developed by Global Game Jam. It is an asymmetrical party game designed for more than one player. The game has an immersive environment where one of the players is in the virtual world where they have to defuse a highly destructive time bomb with the help of their friends. The catch is only one player can see and operate the bomb while the others have to help out by reading through the user guide and looking for clues.
During the game, one of you will be armed with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and will find yourself trapped in a room with a ticking time bomb. The rest of the team has to accompany you by reading the instructions from the manual provided with the game. The player who is handling the bomb describes it to the other players who in turn rummage through the instructions carefully to provide proper guidelines for the bomb defusal. The most interesting and nerve wracking part of this game is the communication between the two players; to comprehend, give and follow instructions in a limited amount of time. As the time is ticking away, the players must understand the type of bomb and the quickest way to defuse it.
If you think that the game will get easy after a few rounds, then you are wrong. The bomb is different every time with random contents and puzzles. There are various distracting factors that cause the players to lose the focus and prevent them from doing their best. The user guide has a plethora of information that even the developers of the game have not been able to memorize it.
At this time, the game is just an idea under development and is available for free download on the website of Global Game Jam. However, in order to play, you will require the Oculus Rift headset as well as Razer Hydra motion controls. Without these two, it is not possible to access the game. Hopefully, everyone will be able to play the interesting game one of these days as the developers are currently discussing to release a commercial version of the game. With actual headsets, printed out instructions, a thrilling concept and a truly immersive media, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes will really turn virtual reality up a notch.
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