Eden River Released on Steam
With the advent of virtual reality technology hitting all the new games and movies, personal applications designed for comfort are not far behind.
Indie developer Unello Design has just released a gorgeous application by the name of ‘Eden River’. This is a virtual reality compatible application that is built for experiencing relaxation and serenity. The application is available for use on the Android operating system along with Google Cardboard smartphone based head mounted display support. At the moment, Eden River is available for the price of £1.27 GBP, for handheld devices.
But for those voracious fans of virtual reality who refuse to settle for anything less than the latest technology, Unello Design has a surprise. The developers have launched support for Oculus Rift today, and players can easily access Eden River on PC using the Oculus Rift head mounted display (HMD). Previously, only a demo version of the relaxation application was released. Since today, however, the full version has been launched for all those interested fans who have been waiting since the demo came out.
Unlike all the action based applications, engines and tools out there, Eden River is a fresh contrast that really pleases the user visually as well as mentally. The application is based on the goal of making the player relax inside a virtual world constructed solely for the purpose of bringing peace and joy to whoever uses it. By putting on Oculus Rift’s virtual reality headset, players are immediately transported to this beautifully constructed virtual world, with a dream-like consistency. They are sent peacefully floating down a river, or sit and marvel at the stunning foliage in front of them, complete with wildlife. As they float downwards, players can listen to a soundtrack constructed by the lead developer of Eden River Aaron Lemke. Critics absolutely love the idea of the application and everyone has agreed on its need, in this day and age of constant stress. Eden River is already being used in special education programs and research labs.
There are two modes in Eden River: the first a standard option in which the player will follow a set linear path. The second option is the ‘Endless Exploration’ mode which is very interesting in that the scene and path will keep making random changes for as long as the player feels like drifting along the stream. The game is available for sale in the link given below. Virtual Reality Times will continue to follow Eden River, reporting back with any further updates.