The Rig: A Starmap to Murder Coming Later This Summer to SteamVR

Published: Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 13:29 | By: Robert Grosso
Explore this Neo Noir Adventure

The Rig: A Starmap to Murder finally has a release date, and will be out later this month.

Described as a 'VR Noir' by developer Sunset Division, The Rig is a single player, point and click adventure set in the far future of 2132. Players play as Willard Pike, a Mars-based travel agent, who is sent to the far reaches of the galaxy by your sister-in-law to track down missing brother. His last whereabouts, the a mining rig known as the AMR Alexey Stakhanov, is super remote and filled with tons of mysteries and dangers. Will you find your brother, and if so, what will you do with him then?

Heavily inspired by point and click adventure games from the 1990s, The Rig will feature story-centric puzzles, character interactions and a bit of old school detective work, all wrapped in a great VR package. Your interaction with the world is more personal in the hands of Willard, allow you to interact with objects in a realistic way, from breaking objects to pulling down panels.

Everything is of course hand crafted, right down to the ship you will be exploring for yourself. The Rig also features a full voice cast of characters to interact with, adding a ton of interactivity with the world around you as you continue your investigation. The whole experience is designed to be played at the pace of the player, offering a slow burn of an experience that is unlike anything else found in a VR headset. 

The Rig: A Starmap To Murder is set to launch this month, June of 2020, on SteamVR with support for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index. 


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