Think you are something special? Think that maybe you could handle having superpowers? Well, Coatsink Studios are ready to challenge a whole new audience to prove they can control their own special abilities as Esper finally makes its way onto PlayStation VR, Oculus Go, Mi, and HTC Vive.
If you’ve not heard of Esper you might be forgiven. Back when the Samsung Gear VR launched, it was one of the few great games that the platform had to offer. Also appearing on the Oculus Rift, it plunges players back into the 1970s. British authorities have started setting tests for people with special abilities. Using their telekinetic abilities, players must complete a range of mind-bending tests that prove a certain degree of aptitude and spatial awareness.
Esper is a kitsch puzzle experience that strikes a tone somewhere between x men and an Orwellian public service broadcast. It proved to be one of the few outstanding games available when the Samsung Gear VR appeared on shop floors. It uses a simple control set to produce a puzzle game that is an engaging, if short, test of skill which still holds up today. Owners of PSVR, Oculus Go, and Mi equipment will find Esper available to buy come 29 June. Anybody with an HTC Vive will have to hold out until 6 July to get a look at this game.