This week the EuroVR conference gets underway in Tallinn, covering the latest in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality throughout industrial, academic, and public sectors.
After the first day of the conference, EuroVR attendees and local VR game developers will gather in a converted military bunker turned bar, to network, discuss, and demonstrate VR games being developed in Estonia.
Hosting the event is CM Games, who is developing Into the Radius, which is set to release in the Steam store on November 6th. The VR game is inspired by the seminal sci-fi novel Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. The novel also inspired the 1979 Tarkovsky film classic Stalker which was shot in Tallinn and around Estonia.
It’s no surprise that this VR game is set in the middle of a gloomy, post-apocalyptic zone, aptly named ‘The Pechorsk Radius.’ Into the Radius, is set 15 years after the sudden appearance of an unknown phenomenon strikes the mining town of Pechorsk. Players must stalk the strange and threatening landscape to complete missions, collect artifacts, and avoid dangerous anomalies.
In addition to Into the Radius, CM Games has also developed a VRChat world as a companion Virtual Reality experience. VRChatters can connect with the team and get a small taste of what they can expect when they venture Into the Radius.
Into the Radius will be available on Steam Early Access for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Valve Index, and Windows Mixed Reality on November 6, 2019.