Tequila Works’ first work in virtual reality will be a non-linear story that will arrive this year with compatibility for Rift, Vive and PSVR.
Tequila Works, based in Madrid, has announced on the SVVR the game The Invisible Hours. According to the team, they have created a complex story of murders and mystery that could only be told in virtual reality and that they qualify as the deepest narrative experience to date. The title allows us to freely explore an intricate web of interconnected stories within a sprawling mansion, in order to uncover the dark truth. There are 7 suspects in the mansion who carry out their stories in real time, even if we are not present to see it, so we will have to make important decisions about where and when to be to discover the mystery. We will not have to worry about being seen, since we will be invisible to them and we will be able to follow them, observe them or look for hidden clues at our own pace.
The Invisible Hours is inspired by murder mystery classics like Agatha Christie’s play and thrillers like Christopher Nolan’s The Prestige. It also takes as a reference the rivalry that existed between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. In fact, the story starts when a group of strangers receives a curious invitation from the enigmatic inventor Tesla, giving them the opportunity to repair their darkest faults. When the last guest arrives at Tesla’s isolated laboratory mansion, they find him dead, murdered. Detective Gustaf Gustav promises to find the killer among the guests: a blind butler, a convicted murderer, the most famous actress in the world, Tesla’s assistant, the son of a wealthy railroad tycoon and his rival Thomas Edison.
The game has voice actors who have participated in games such as Farpoint and in series such as Game of Thrones, and offers us non-linear gameplay, key interactions that will lead us to new clues, high replayability to investigate the history of each character and a deep plot that combines classic mystery with science fiction. The Invisible Hours is coming this year to Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PlayStation VR.