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Alcatraz Island Lofts (Steam VR)

Alcatraz Island Lofts (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Non-Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+


Description: “Alcatraz Island Lofts”, an experimental VR short, is a dark comedy monologue set in 2025 San Franciso that imagines a rather cynical solution to San Francisco’s housing crisis and NIMBY (“not in my back yard”) dilemma: converting the historic prison on Alcatraz Island into over-priced lofts.

Review: Much like Fluffy! before it, this is a very short non-interactive scene that sees you playing the role of a potential buyer of an apartment loft on Alcatraz Island. The monologue made me smile a few times, it looks OK I suppose and that is just about all I can add to it without spoiling the whole plotline (what there is of it anyway). At the end of the day this is free so maybe give it a go yourself, the worse that can happen is that you hate it as you spent more time downloading it that watching it.

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