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Sommad (Steam VR)

Sommad (Steam VR)

Sommad (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: Sitting
Multi-Player: Yes
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60

Description: Sömmad gets you on an adventure in a self-overlapping VR maze to find a diamond with help of your friends outside VR. In this local multiplayer, walk freely in a large VR maze, make decisions with friends, and challenge your guiding skills using a mazy map!

The maze and map in the game are built with a core mechanic of “self-overlapping architectures”, which allows users to freely walk and explore the large VR maze without any teleportation required! This freedom to walk makes it easy to forget that the play area is bound to only a small 2.5m x 2.5m space. For an even greater, engaging experience, the game asymmetrically includes all friends outside VR and challenges them to direct the person in VR using a map of the maze.

The game was designed and created as an experiment of VR self-overlapping architectures and local low-budget social VR. It has been played by visitors at Aalborg’s main library that greatly enjoyed it, and therefore we wanted to share this experience with the rest of the world on Steam.

Review: Sommad is a maze walking game in which there is no movement whatsoever. This, of course, means you need at least a 2.5m x 2.5m play space. While you can kind of play it on your own it should be played with two or more people one as the maze runner and the other as a navigator. All I can say for sure is that it’s a good job this game is free as it is far too basic to be worth much, but for a freebie, you could at least have a laugh with friends (provided you have the play space).

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