Fantasy Open-World Puzzler Naau: The Lost Eye Coming in 2020
This year has proven to be a good one for virtual reality (VR) content and 2020 is looking just as exciting. Currently in development by Turkish indie team Studio Gamebit is Naau: The Lost Eye, a fantasy-based puzzle experience which could be one of VR’s surprise hits.
Having been in development from the past couple of years, Naau: The Lost Eye will be the teams first VR title, an open-world adventure mixing both puzzle and combat elements. A mystical world where players will have to traverse varied terrain, from steep and rugged canyons and dark subterranean metropolises to cities in the sky, from the screenshots released so far Studio Gamebit is creating a beautiful world to explore.
Gameplay is design to effectively use VR’s immersive qualities, from interacting with the puzzles to fighting the assortment of enemies. Players will have access to both weapons and magical abilities, wielding fireballs and magical stones, using boomerangs and flower guns or simply finding whatever may be laying around. Players will need to learn these combat skills quickly as they’ll need to fight Battle Wizards, Obsidian Golems, a variety of Giant Flowers, Spider Flowers, Poisonous Flowers, Flying Fish and much more.
The studio wants to make sure that all players feel comfortable in Naau: The Lost Eye so a number of locomotion options will be available. Teleportation and Dash Teleportation for those that need maximum comfort and Free Locomotion for those that can handle it.
Due to be released via Steam Early Access the team state that: ““Half of the game is playable and is polished to a nearly-finished state up to a certain point in the game’s progression. Past that point game elements are a bit less polished.”
Naau: The Lost Eye is scheduled for release in 2020 for Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Windows Mixed Reality and Valve Index headsets. As Studio Gamebit release further details ahead of launch VRFocus will keep you updated.