A new app from one of our favorite VR developers slipped out below our radar a few weeks back, so we thought we better tell you about it.
Trek: Travel Around The World is a brand new travel app from Minority Media, the studio that brought us entertaining VR time travel game, Time Machine VR, as well as great non-VR titles like Papo & Yo. It’s an experience designed to both introduce people to VR for the first time and also engage anyone that’s owned a headset for over two years now.
In the game, you travel to different parts of the world from the comfort of your virtual Helsinki-based apartment. You can check out Finland’s capital and admire the Northern Lights in the Archipelago. Rather than a simple collection of 360 degree images and videos, though, Trek offers full 3D environments with unique interactions to discover in each.
In Helsinki, for example, you embody a giant that looks down on the city from above, and provides power to it using a set of keys. Out by the water, meanwhile, you can fish but also trace constellations in the sky. There are three of these experiences right now but, crucially, Minority is hinting that it may add more in the future.
The app is available now for $8.99 with support for the HTC Vive. No word on official Rift integration just yet.
Elsewhere, Minority Media has a new website launching tomorrow, so perhaps we can expect to hear more from the developer soon.