Early Access for Tin Can VR: A VR Escape Room with Realistic Graphics
Tin Can is a survival simulation that is trimmed for realism and immerses the player into a claustrophobic space rescue capsule.
In Tin Can, you have just escaped an exploding spaceship and are trapped in an old escape pod where you are at the mercy of the whims of the cosmos. With no knowledge of complex systems onboard, your life depends on the technical manual and your wits.
Tin Can: Virtual Reality is the VR version of the PC game Tin Can. The game appeared in Early Access on Steam at the end of October and a VR version was announced on 22nd December.
Tin Can: Virtual Reality offers a new and very detailed escape pod that has been specially designed for virtual reality and for hand interactions with all manipulable objects along with a range of game mechanics that have been reserved for the virtual reality version and for better textures and lighting effects.
What makes Tin Can an extraordinary virtual reality game is that it leverages tough realism. Every component of the spaceship has its own function and is able to interact. It includes everything air filters and fuses to emergency lighting and an oxygen generator. All these systems have been networked with one another and influence one another and their maintenance is critical to your survival.
The physical health complaints have been represented by symptoms rather than health bars. A lack of oxygen, for instance, will trigger strong, rapid breathing, blur the vision and slow down motion sequences.
In Tin Can: Virtual Reality, the only thing that will work in your favor is calm, a clear mind as well as the technical onboard manual. Players have to figure out what is wrong by themselves, trace the fault back to the source and where necessary, dismantle, replace or repair the components. There will be no tech support for you in space.
Oxygen, carbon, internal pressure, and temperature have also been simulated. The VR experience also simulates asteroid impacts, cosmic rays as well as the overheating caused by flying past a star. The cosmic dangers can cause unannounced complications as well as system failures.
If all the systems in the space pod fail, the sound of your heart and of your shallow breathing will be the last cues of approaching death in the dark, according to the game description.
This major free VR update was released on December 22 2021 in what the company describes as “a next big chapter” in the development of the game. The company says this VR version is the culmination of its small team’s effort to develop a detailed new escape pod and also proposes plenty of new features to the game. The studio says Tin Can Early Access VR provides a larger space that players can freely move in along with revamped storage access, new interactions, and a host of visual improvements in materials, lighting, textures, and effects.