Neat Corporation, the developer of 2018 VR stealth extravaganza, Budget Cuts, is back. Its next game, however, is something very different.
The team’s second VR title is called Garden of the Sea. It’s like a VR version of Stardew Valley or Harvest Moon, mixed with a dash of Pokemon. You start off on an idyllic little island, populated with adorable creatures. You’re free to set off and explore the world around you, but you can also grow crops and craft items that will in turn help you discover more of the game.
It’s a game about relaxation, discovery and connection. There are no robots hunting you here (at least from what we’ve seen), no throwable knives and certainly no office cubicles.
Neat is staying tight-lipped about the project for now. If you want to find out more then be sure to check out Upload’s E3 VR Showcase at 9am PT/12pm ET/5pm BT on June 10. We’ll be revealing the game in full, complete with exclusive footage and a rundown from the team at Neat itself. The actual game is coming soon… very soon indeed.
As we said earlier, Neat’s best known for its debut VR game, Budget Cuts, which began life as one of the original demos for the HTC Vive. The game’s teleportation system and physical movement helped set a template for a lot of VR game design to come and put the developer on the map.
Oh, and if you’re a fan of Neat Corp and Budget Cuts in general then you might have other reasons to watch the showcase. Just saying!