Just released on steam!
The game is a short exploration/photography experience set in the idyllic forested landscape of the Wakamarina Valley, located near Queen Charlotte Sound on New Zealand's South Island. This project started out as a showcase of my work in environment design, I wanted to create a realistic, densely forested scene using photoscanned 3d assets that could run smoothly in real-time. The environment was created in Unreal Engine 4 with heavy reference to photos taken at the location, You'll encounter rocky riverbeds, dense forest paths, vast farmland and distant hills, a lot of which resemble the appearance of the real valley in NZ.
Some Extra Reccomendations:
- Personalise the soundtrack! Feel free to pause the in-game music and play your own in the background.
- The VR version is a great way to be immersed in the world but I'd still recommend the desktop version as the best way to experience the game.
- Please try to avoid looking for online guides if you're feeling impatient. Often what you're looking for will only take a few extra minuites to discover.
May 2020 - The Remaster is here!
Added lots of new visual elements, a new area, new assets, camera mechanics, revamped rainy alternate map, a flyable drone, remastered/reoptimised VR mode, and a whole bunch of new things to do. See the devlog for a full list of changes.
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Thanks so much for playing/downloading.
I made this entire project on my own in unreal engine 4 with borrowed assets from various sources, including the Unreal Marketplace and Quixel Megascans.
follow me @cavesrd on instagram for info about new scenes
scene showcases and music on youtube