The Chinese Room, the creative minds behind Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture have released a new game for Google Daydream.
Titled So Let Us Melt, this VR game is a "science-fiction fairy tale that spans ten million years." It tells the story of a sentient machine called Custodian 98 who works with many other robots to build the ideal environment for cryogenically frozen humans upon their awakening.
"So Let Us Melt is a game about friendship, gardening and singing. It’s inspired by 70s sci-fi movies like Silent Running. It’s about the idea of a home, and being alone, and doing your best, and about the wonder and joy of watching things grow and of taking care of things and people.
So Let Us Melt is a fireside story, a tale passed down the generations, from adult to child. It’s a story about the world we live in and how it got to be that way. It’s a story about friendship and duty, and the wonder of caring for things and helping them grow. It’s a story about a world being created and a machine who is left all alone and goes looking for his friends."
So Let Us Melt is available now on the Google Play Store for £4.99