Most people have had at least one dream where they feel like they’re flying between the clouds. This dream has been realized to an extent through modern aviation but unless there’s some sort of undiscovered magic that lets you fly on your own, we’re pretty much stuck on the ground. In this reality at least. When it comes to VR, people are able to do many amazing things that they would never experience in real life – including soaring above the treetops like a bird. One upcoming title that will make this a (virtual) reality is Sky’s Whisper from SkyDust Studios.
Looking at this peaceful flying game, it definitely has some Paper Valley vibes going with a bright low-poly island to explore while you flap your wings. I mean flap in the real sense of the word. Because Sky’s Whisper brings some realism into the game by making you grab hold of your motion controllers and pull your best Flappy Bird impression in real life. This isn’t the first time we’ve experienced this unique type of locomotion, with Battle Sky VR giving us quite the workout as a fire-breathing dragon.
There also seems to be a bit of a story to discover while you’re exploring this serene world full of ancient ruins left behind by an old civilization.
“Wanting to create a new and relaxing experience in VR, the world we laid out is serene, peaceful and colorful. Fly among beautiful, silent ruins as you pursue a journey to unlock this civilization’s secrets,” the studio says on their website. In Sky’s Whisper you’re a descendant of this ancient civilization of birdpeople, and a bit of a bloomer. You’ve just developed your feathers for flight and you’re the last one to leave the nest and follow in the footsteps of your ancestors and fellow hatchlings.
SkyDust Interactive has shared some early gameplay footage and launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds to get them to the finish line. They’re planning to release Sky’s Whisper for HTC Vive at $20 US sometime in March 2019.
Check out the trailer:
The world in Sky’s Whisper consists of multiple floating islands where you will face some trials in order to activate the ancient magic contained within each island. Once you’ve completed your trials, you’ll travel back to the main island to finish what the developers are describing as a coming of age story.
Right now, the studio is trying to raise $761 US, and if you want to help them reach their goal then you can head over to their Kickstarter page. A $15 pledge will get you a copy of the upcoming game.