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Progeny VR (Steam VR)

Progeny VR (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60

Description: Progeny is a VR game for the HTC Vive played over multiple short sessions that takes place during those few seconds between “You Died” and videogame resurrection. It presents players with a sci-fi world, seen only through their deceased character’s memories, and a choice: which of those memories do they take with them into the next life?

In Progeny, you are a clone—the 7th of your line—undergoing the routine process of transferring your progenitor’s memory into your mind. A voice guides you through the process, and a message from your (former) self encourages your ambition. But there’s a hitch: the knowledge from your myriad lives is too much to contain in your finite brain, and with every clone generation, it just gets worse. Review the report of your previous life & choose which of your many memories you wish to take with you before embarking on a new one; the memories you pick will help determine the kind of person you become, leading to new adventures, and thus, new memories and then… you do it all again. Immortality isn’t always glamorous, but really, what’s the alternative?

Review: Progeny VR is a game about resurrection. You see, you pick cubes which represent various “memories” from a previous life to take with you into the next life. It’s basic looking, it’s weird and while you will be drawn into it initially I soon found myself getting bored of it. There is apparently multiple endings to be seen, but going through once was more than enough for me. At least it is something different for our VR libraries and it is free, so do consider giving it a go. Just be aware that this is not going to for everyone. In fact… I’m pretty sure most people will hate it.

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