In virtual reality (VR) there is a common vision of taking popular classic videogames and adapting them to the new technology with the hope of fulfilling childhood fantasies of fully immersive gameplay. With one of the latest releases on Steam this week, Yon Paradox, it combines the feel of Tron – an incredibly popular choice of videogame to embrace in VR – with its own twist and is available for both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive head-mounted displays (HMD).
In Yon Paradox the main concept of the videogame is that a time machine has gone out of control causing potential time paradoxes due to the instability of antimatter which causes a black wave of time-distortion. The player is sucked back in time into a cyber world which is populated only by yorself and past alter-egos who could cause a lot of trouble if you are seen by them. In order to fix the time machine the player must solve mini puzzles to acquire gears for it to get back to present time.
The videogame has multiple features: four different areas in the cyber world, each with unique aesthetics; a range of mini-games from classic puzzles to memory games; an army of up to 40 clones of yourself that will play at the same time; and a secret level that will be revealed once the game is completed.
Yon Paradox is available on Steam at a discounted price of £1.69 GBP, 15% off from the original price of £1.99 which will last until 13th May, and is available on the two top PC HMDs: the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. The videogame also required the use of a gamepad or a keyboard and mouse.
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