This morning, Oculus announced that Playful Corp’s VR game Lucky’s Tale will come bundled for free with every Oculus Rift.
Lucky’s Tale looks familiar when you watch a trailer on a 2D screen, but it’s pretty different from most VR games currently in development. Notably, it’s one of the only kid-friendly games announced for Oculus so far. It’s also not first-person. You float along behind the titular Lucky as a third-person presence, guiding and protecting him across platforms and past adorable bad guys. This is fairly unusual for VR.
Pixelkin’s Courtney Holmes got the chance to play Lucky’s Tale a few months ago with the game’s director Dan Hurd, and she enjoyed it even more than she’d anticipated. She notes that VR and third-person adventure games mesh well, despite reservations.