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A Fisherman's Tale is a VR game where you break reality, out today

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Most VR games make me feel a little bit disorientated, but just watching A Fisherman’s Tale’s launch trailer—check it out above—makes my brain do somersaults. 

In this peculiar adventure game, you play Bob, a solitary fisherman who lives alone in a lighthouse. Unfortunately for Bob, there’s a big storm on its way, so he has to get up to the top of the lighthouse and turn it on, but of course it’s not as simple as walking up some stairs. Oh yes, and Bob’s also a puppet. 

To get to the top of the lighthouse, you’ll need to bend reality by interacting with a model of said lighthouse, with its own Bob. Drop something inside the model, and you’ll see it appear above you, larger than life. That model also hosts a miniature version of itself, as does the model of the model, and so on, getting smaller and smaller, but still, somehow, being the same lighthouse 

Which is the original lighthouse? Which way is reality? Is there a Bob Prime? I have so many questions and a small headache is developing. 

A Fisherman’s Tale is out now on Steam for some of the best VR headsets, the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown

Fraser is the UK online editor and has actually met The Internet in person. With over a decade of experience, he's been around the block a few times, serving as a freelancer, news editor and prolific reviewer. Strategy games have been a 30-year-long obsession, from tiny RTSs to sprawling political sims, and he never turns down the chance to rave about Total War or Crusader Kings. He's also been known to set up shop in the latest MMO and likes to wind down with an endlessly deep, systemic RPG. These days, when he's not editing, he can usually be found writing features that are 1,000 words too long or talking about his dog.