Abode is an exclusive roomscale escape the room VR game for the HTC Vive. There many of this type of games out there, but Abode, although short, it really well made. In Abode you find yourself in a sci-fi noir apartment, You need to inspect and interact with the environment and utilize objects in the scene in order to unveil its secret and find a way out, well. sort of (ssshh... no spoilers).
You use the Vive controllers to interact with the many objects in the scenes. You need to construct a puzzle by obtaining nine individual pieces. Where those pieces are and how to obtain them is for you to find. The game sometimes gives you clues and sometimes you just need to explore and try some interactions to find them.
I really like the puzzles, they are really interesting and clever. Don't expect it to be overwhelmy sophisticated, because it's not, but it will make you think a bit and finding each part of the digital puzzle did fill fun and satisfying. The puzzles are smart and I have to admit that I really wanted to have more. I felt that I could spend hours just solving puzzles because it was really that much fun.
The game takes about 20 minutes to complete if you get things pretty fast, but after finishing it, I did watch some video to see how much time it takes for other people to finish, some did it around the same time, for others, it took even longer, around 30 to 40 minutes.
Abode costs $9.99 on Steam and as of the time of writing it has 10% off promotion that ends on November 7th, 2016. Whether the $10 price is worth it is debatable, but all I can tell you is that I enjoyed every minute of it. It's a clever game and the interaction with objects in the scene works flawlessly, and I'm sure you'll love its surprising ending. Also keep in mind that it's still in Early Access, so you'll be supporting the developer when buying this game and you can provide the developer with valuable feedback.
That's what I love about VR games, there are those little gems that you can find on Steam which are really polished and are just really fun to play and immersive.
I was really impressed with the game so I headed to developer's website at overflowgames.se. Well, Overflow the developer is actually a team of two guys from Sweden that just like to create awesome games and they certainly nailed it with this little VR game.
Keep in mind that the game is still in early access, so we might get even more cool interactions, so visit the Steam page and give it a try.