Halloween is the perfect time to play a virtual reality horror game, and the developers of 3D narrative experience Dagon have just introduced VR support.
Based on H. P. Lovecraft’s story of the same name, Dagon lets you step in the shoes of a former ship officer whose perception of reality is clouded by his morphine addiction.
We won’t spoil the game for you if you haven’t read the original short story and have no idea what unspeakable horrors it describes. Just know that there’s a good reason why the story, which was first published in 1919, has since then inspired so many adaptations and other works of fiction.
Just like the story that inspired it, Dagon is a bite-sized horror experience that doesn’t take more than 30 minutes from start to finish. But if you allow yourself to become immersed in the game, the 30 or so minutes it will take you to complete it may feel much longer in the best way possible.
At least that’s what many players and professional reviewers are saying, and it’s also one of many reasons why Dagon has overwhelmingly positive reviews on Steam. Best of all, Dagon is completely free to play, and it works on all the popular headsets, including Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Windows Mixed Reality.
If you decide that the game’s developers deserve financial support after you reach the end of the story, you can purchase the Eldritch Box DLC for €3.59 and unlock an ebook version of Dagon by H. P. Lovecraft in several formats (mobi, epub, pdf) and languages plus an ebook version of “Fishhead” by Irvin S. Cobb, two audiobook versions of Dagon, and official wallpapers. That’s a lot of content for not much money.