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Private Eye
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Apr 2, 2014 @ 10:07am
Dec 29, 2014 @ 11:59am
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Demo released
Oculus Rift's Private Eye bidding for Greenlight
Release date: Late 2015
Private Eye is a cinematic, psychological thriller for the Oculus Rift, where voyeurism meets mystery, played out against a 1950's New York city backdrop.

Private Eye will require you to explore and interact with your immediate surroundings, analyse and observe the goings on outside your window, and travel into the mind and memories of the character you have become.

The objects within your reach can be grasped, used and inspected for clues. One of these objects will prove vital: a pair of binoculars. Navigating with your binoculars is as simple as moving your head, while a simple rotation of your thumbs will zoom and focus your lenses. However, it will be vital to master this second set of eyes as you can’t afford to miss a beat in a neighbourhood where everyone is a suspect. Observing your neighbours will reveal their back-stories, involvement and motives, as they unknowingly air their dirty laundry. At times, the investigation will call for the player to find ways to cleverly manipulate or affect the scene from afar.

But shutting your eyes and peering into your own mind will also further your investigation. Visiting past memories from before the accident to even way back when you were a kid will help you piece together this puzzle. As your exploration of the outside world deepens, more memories will be unlocked and others will become clearer. Each memory can be explored just as in the present day scene, but whilst a player can affect the route of the plot line in the present day – ensuring no one play-through is quite the same – in memory mode, memories will crumble if the player strays from the true course of events.

The Storyof Private Eye:
Open your eyes – you’ve been in an accident. You’re told you will never walk again.

Back in your apartment you struggle with a thick fog that now engulfs your memory. The accident has not only paralyzed your body but also your mind. You stare hopelessly out of the window in an attempt to recognize a now alien New York neighborhood.

In amongst a sea of seemingly foreign possessions, a pair of old, warn binoculars hold your gaze. Slowly, the fog begins to clear as the first glimpse of your past emerges…

Private Eye puts the player in the role of a 1950's New York detective, faced with the task of piecing back together his memory after an accident has left him with severe memory loss. But in the city that never sleeps, this detective has even bigger concerns: a high profile murder has taken place on his doorstep, and there are fears the killer will strike again. Confined to his apartment but armed with a pair of binoculars, he must use his unique vantage point to unmask the killer. However, with his memory no longer intact, everybody’s a suspect.

But this all feels too familiar… Does the answer to this mystery already lie somewhere within himself? This is one investigation which will lead him outside of his window and inside his mind.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jul 17, 2014 @ 4:12am
Too early for Greenlight?
Slacker Games
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mariic Nov 4 @ 4:05pm 
Is this still on?
Nomad Jan 27 @ 5:12pm 
pretty cool new take on gaming
Slacker Games  [author] Dec 31, 2014 @ 2:14am 
We've been Greenlit! Thank you everyone! :D
DimoPL Dec 20, 2014 @ 11:05pm 
Shut up and take my money !! ;)
av2bab Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:00am 
full audio localisation would be wonderful !!
Slacker Games  [author] Dec 17, 2014 @ 5:02am 
Would love to add subtitles but perhaps difficult for VR, will need to experiment a little with this. The ideal would be full audio localisation :) Guess only way to achieve this would likely be a KS stretch goal.
av2bab Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:32am 
Any chance to have french subtitle ?
Dave Voyles Nov 10, 2014 @ 10:25am 
Shut up and take my money.
Danielito38 Nov 8, 2014 @ 12:42pm 
Lukehmu Oct 30, 2014 @ 9:02am 
Cannot wait! Woooooooo