Owners of Google’s Daydream View VR headsets can now purchase and download a game that is definitely unique, fun, but can also be a bit terrifying. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, from developer Steel Crate Games, wants the player to defuse a (virtual) bomb before it detonates.
The game, which was released first for Samsung Gear VR owners in 2015, has one gamer who views the virtual bomb with his or her VR headset. However, he’s not alone; other players offer instructions on how to defuse the bomb by checking out printed manuals and deciphering them so the player can shut down the device. In fact, you can go ahead and check the web version of the bomb manual right now. The catch is only the player with the headset actually sees the bomb, so those helpers with the manuals need to be right on the money with their tips.
Each bomb in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is procedurally generated in the game, so no two are alike. If you love movies with a ticking clock that counts down to a bomb exploding while someone tries desperately to shut it down beforehand, this game is for you. In fact, you can play with other players at home or you can have your assistant with the manual help out over the phone or with a chat client.
This is definitely a nice twist on the typical party game if you own a Daydream View headset and own a compatible phone (which at the moment is confined to just the Google Pixel and Pixel XL). Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes is available now on the Google Play Store for $9.99.