Coatsink Software has released its telekinesis-based VR puzzle game, Esper One, for Windows Mixed Reality. It’s available to download from the Windows Store for £6.69 (UK) / €7.99 (EU) / $7.99 (US).

You can watch a trailer for Esper One above and read more info about the game in the following taken from the game’s factsheet:

 

ESPER

Description

Esper is a first-person VR puzzle game set in 1975. Certain members of the public begin to display extra-sensory abilities and, in the interests of national security, the government panic and start forcing citizens to undergo aptitude tests.

As one of these people, you’ll be ‘encouraged’ by a contractor of the government to prove you’re not a threat. Put your wits to the test and use the power of telekinesis to make it through the trial so you can leave… safely?

Developer Information

Coatsink was founded in late 2009 by Tom Beardsmore and Paul Crabb. Since then the team has grown into a 24 strong team of developers. Coatsink develops games for multiple platforms. Previous releases include Pinch, which received praise from IGN and the Guardian. Though this is Coatsink’s first venture into virtual reality, they are no stranger to puzzle games, as shown in Chip, a puzzler currently available on Steam. Coatsink continues to develop games across a wide variety of genres and platforms.

 

 

Esper One was previously an Oculus exclusive called simply Esper. The name change for the Windows Mixed Reality version is probably just because it already has a sequel on the Oculus Rift, so that could also be eventually released for Windows Mixed Reality. But then again, maybe the “One” is a hint at an Xbox One version? Possibly also in VR, so therefore a hint that Xbox VR could be announced in the not too distant future?? It’s a stretch, but we can hope!

Please note that the Windows Mixed Reality version currently only supports joypads, not motion controllers. However, the Oculus Rift version has just been updated to support the Oculus Touch motion controllers, so it’s possible that the Windows Mixed Reality version may get a similar update at some point too.

Are you interested in Esper One? Have you bought it already or played it on the Oculus Rift or Gear VR and if so did you like it? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own review of the game in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum.

 

System Requirements

(The Windows Mixed Reality version’s system requirements aren’t specified.
So I’ve included the Oculus Rift version’s recommended requirements.)

Minimum

Processor: Not specified
Memory: Not specified
Graphics: Not specified
DirectX: Not specified
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory: 8 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater
DirectX: Not specified
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Screenshots

(Click on pics to enlarge.)

 

Source: Esper One's Windows Store page