System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 50
Description: Data Thief is a VR puzzle game where the player’s goal is to solve light puzzles by redirecting, splitting, and merging coloured beams of light in order to reach and obtain a piece of data. The player is only able to view one primary colour at a time, alongside secondary colours composed of that primary colour. While the spectrum limitation does hinder the player’s ability to see the full picture, it allows them to move without fear of coming in contact with the dangerous beams of concentrated light.
Review: Data Thief is an indie light puzzle game in which you need to direct a beam of light to the correct place. It’s not the first time we have seen a puzzle like this, but it is the first time it has been so basic in both sound and graphics. The good news is ‘Data Thief’ is free (and for some reason, there is also a free demo) because I have to admit that even the smallest of costs would have put me off recommending it. There are only 12 levels anyway so it is worth a download just to try it out, but do be aware that it won’t last you long and it is as basic made as you could possibly get.