WHITE HEAVEN: italian indie for oculus rift

After Anna, Dreampainters is back with a new horror adventure: White Heaven.

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One of the favorite theme for indie developers is horror, and Italians Dreampainters are precisely among those who have specialized in the art of instilling fear through games. In their graphic adventure in dark colors, Anna, you are settling in Val d’Aosta, Italy, surrounded by mountains; the game surprises especially for the visual impact, for its saturated colors, the quality of the texture, the bright grass green, but also for the disturbing paranormal events that occur within the abandoned sawmill, location in which a great part of the game is settling.

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White Heaven continues the path undertaken by Anna (and we got to enjoy even in the Town of Light, another Italian game currently in development) , with the decision to set the game again in the Italian scenario: an abandoned hotel in the heart of a forest in the Alps. The narrative premise of White Heaven is the following:

We are in the middle of winter: Eric Blanc, a young good family man, is kidnapped by a  improvised  criminal gang. He is held in an old abandoned hotel, the White Heaven. For his freedom, the bandits have demanded his family a high ransom. One morning, Eric finds the door of his cell opened. Determined to escape, but not without having brought Linda, a member of the band which is hopelessly in love with during his imprisonment, He began to look around the hotel. Something terrible is waiting for him in the shadows and the hotel, his prison, now become his deeply nightmare.

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The news that is of greatest interest to us, however, is that White Heaven is developed natively on Oculus Rift. After all, it is known that indies love this device, and will probably be just on their work that we will see the most creative and successful use of the virtual reality HMD. It remains only to hope that White Heaven, which is scheduled for release next year, will receive a warm welcome from Anna’s critics, who on Metacritic got a score of 55.