Developer Twisted Pixel Publisher Oculus Format Rift Release 2016
Even the most mundane actions are leant significance when using motion controls in VR. In Wilson’s Heart, Twisted Pixel’s striking black-and-white psychological thriller, just leafing through a discarded comic book proves enchanting. But the short demo is packed with revelatory moments, such as when we enter a bathroom and stare at the responsive reflection in the mirror, or the grim occasion we happen across a dead body, suspended on a coat hook, and must search it for evidence by rifling through pockets and clasping the poor soul’s chin to move his head. Set in a haunted ’40s hospital, you play as patient Robert Wilson and awake to find that your heart has been replaced with a mysterious device. It’s schlocky but effective stuff, and Twisted Pixel’s imaginative use of Touch elevates what is already an atmospheric adventure.