Forget the wall. The president of the World, Doug-Slater Roccmeier, has tasked you with something much more important. Building an elevator to the moon. No he isn’t unstable at all – and neither is the elevator you, as a lunarnaut/repair-person, are building.
Yes, the bizarrely funny Elevator To The MOON! is an episodic puzzle adventure that launched today for Oculus Rift and GearVR on the Oculus Store at $7.99 and $4.99 separately. The debut title from Roccat, Elevator to the MOON!’s art style and gameplay reminds me a little of Job Simulator. And it looks like it promises just as much wacky fun. This first episode introduces you to the President of the World and starts you off with building an elevator to the moon. Which should have been obvious, I guess. It’s in the title.
Check out the trailer below:
So while building this massive elevator, the president decides to issue ever-more ridiculous demands at you. He sounds eerily similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger by the way. Luckily, this isn’t a dictatorship though, and you can decide to obey him or not and cause even more hilarious havoc. Or do a little of both. It’s all up to you really. Oh just make sure to ignore all of the top secret stuff hidden around that the president doesn’t want you to find. Well, whatever you do, just be yourself – blaze your own strange path to the moon! Just remember that your choices do have consequences and will affect the outcome of the game. Oh and earn yourself some very irate responses from El Jefe.
A VR Click and Point Adventure
The game makes use of an interesting click and point gameplay style that’s reminiscent of old click and point games like Monkey Island. I never thought I would really see its equivalent in VR though. But there’s a range of tools and other things to interact with in the environment, which is set up kind of like a puzzle that you need to figure out. Sometimes you’ll be soldering some wires to get a key piece of hardware working again, other times you’ll be hooking a steak onto a crane hook so the president (who is overseeing your work because he has nothing better to do of course) can sate his hunger. There’s even some minor crafting involved where you have to combine some objects in order for them to work to your advantage.
Also, do note that even though Elevator To The MOON! does have a very cartoonish look to it, much like in Accounting, it does contain some strong language. So I wouldn’t categorize this as appropriate for the little ones.
So you better start building. The success of President Doug-Slater Roccmeier’s next campaign rests solely on your virtual shoulders after all!