Based in an African mystical universe, Rangi (2017) today comes to PSVR. The game, which features a large space with puzzles, previously launched on Gear VR, Cardboard, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Inspired by African tribal art, ancient architecture, and colorful landscapes, Rangi presents the player with a different artistic style for each level which is said to combine Africa’s diversity in terms of cultures and influences.
Morocco-based indie studio Funsoft say Rangi draws its inspiration from African folklore, featuring a meditative soundtrack that focuses on the human voice while including indigenous instruments like the sanza and djembe – a sort of finger harp and a drum.
Here’s Funsoft’s description:
You play as Guriki, a shaman who interacts with the environment on a quest to recover the Music Giants life force, and restore rhythm to the world.
- Explore the environments to understand their structure.
- Move objects to connect colored lines and trigger various mechanisms.
- Reconstruct ancient statues.
- Use your wand to fly and recover energy fields.
- Navigate deadly platforms and avoid obstacles.
We haven’t had a chance to play Rangi yet, although reviews on its various platforms seem fairly positive. Steam currently has a ‘positive’ rating, while Oculus Home has a tick under [4/5] stars. Some of the concerns are centered around how simple the game actually is, while both the music and art style are almost universally loved for its originality.
Check out Rangi on PSVR here.
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