An overview of Espire 1: VR Operative;
dedicated single-player VR Stealth game
Espire 1: VR Operative aims to be the definitive VR Stealth experience.
The game requires a VR headset with tracked controllers and allows players to embody the ESPIRE 1: VR OPERATIVE while undertaking a series of objective-based missions.
Espire 1 is being developed as a dedicated single-player story-driven VR Experience, with a focus on Stealth infiltrations and espionage. The story mode is delivered as a series of interconnected objective-based missions. The game will also feature a series of scenario missions; competitive challenges that reuse the story environments in new ways. Many weapons and gadgets are at the player’s disposal.
As Espire 1, you are the world’s first “VR Operative”. shaping a new chapter in espionage operations. You have been accepted into a revolutionary new program that will increase infiltration effectiveness on the field while reducing human casualties. This is achieved by deploying a remote controlled cyborg to carry out the most dangerous of infiltration missions – a cyborg piloted by an Espire agent kilometres away.
Virtual reality opens up so many exciting gameplay mechanics
for the stealth & action genres that have yet to be explored.
Some of the guiding principles behind the game’s design are:
– Allow the player to interact with the game intuitively and in ways that are physically accurate wherever possible.
– Use as many available inputs as possible – such as mic input.
– Provide a strong narrative that ties together story missions.
– Provide highly interactive and flexible level designs so areas can be repurposed with varied objectives.
Espire 1 is currently in development. These are the planned features and scope of the project.
I am a digital artist with 8 years industry experience as a 3D content creator. I’m a VR evangelist and have immersed myself in this earth-changing technology over the past few years. Espire 1 is the result of these years of work experience and my life-long love of the stealth genre.
I complete all of my individual projects under my studio, ‘Lode’. These include projects that are both commissioned and personal. Espire 1: VR Operative is my latest personal project. The Digital Lode website includes a portfolio of the projects I have worked on over the years.