The bible in VR - DvG: Conquering Giants
I don't know about you but one thing I've always hated about the bible is that it's not interactive enough. Sure, I can shut my eyes and imagine the epic stories play out in my mind - but I've never before been able to experience it.
Well, if you're at all like me, your lucky day has come.
The first trailer for DvG: Conquering Giants (in other words, a David VS. Goliath GAME) was released today and, needless to say, it looks like a pretty epic re-telling of the famous biblical story in VR. I think the description attached to the trailer puts it best:
That's right, put that Bible down, because the story of David vs Goliath is coming to VR. And this time, it's got lava.
According to the game's official website, the team behind the game - Virtuous VR Gaming (VVRG) - include Visual Effects designers that worked on Hollywood blockbusters like "Transformers," "The Hobbit" and "Avatar."
That probably explains why the trailer plays like a cinematic epic and I can imagine that means the game will too.
The trailer shows David facing a number of enemies including wolves, bears and, of course, the giant Goliath himself.
The game also clearly comes from a place of pure respect for the source material. The game's FAQs include explanations of the story's meaning in the bible, it's historical as well as biblical context, and what it says about fear and bravery more generally.
DvG: Conquering Giants will be released on the Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive and Steam VR on November 23rd. The game will come to Oculus Quest 2 and PlayStation VR one month later, on December 23rd. Fans can sign up for the $9.99 pre-release now on the game's website.
This looks like one to keep your eye on and it's especially exciting that it's coming to all major VR platforms. So you can even play it on your brand new Oculus Quest 2 system... you know... if you haven't already bricked it.