Ether One has been teasing us for quite some time, but next week the Oculus Rift–capable exploration game is finally free to mess with our minds. To celebrate, we've got a spanking-new release trailer to check out the weird world of the memory repair technician, also known as a Restorer.
As Tom discovered in his preview last summer , being a Restorer seems to be a pretty ordinary job. You strap into a virtual reality machine—made quite meta by the inclusion of Oculus Rift support—and head into some poor person's mind to heal their traumas and neuroses.
There are a lot of influences going on here, including Myst , Dear Esther , and Gone Home . The idea of walking free-form through a Spotless Mind –style scenario is fascinating, and the deeper mysteries hinted at during the trailer have me wanting to dive right in.