Firebird – La Péri is very different to many other virtual reality games we’ve played and that’s primarily down to the fact its not about shooting, zapping or flying but actually based around classical music, ballet and choreography.
Winner of multiple awards (including the prestigious ‘Golden Headset’ and ‘Kaleidoscope’ awards) Firebird was developed by Innerspace and built to use the HTC Vive’s motion controllers.
Choreographed Virtual Reality
In this game you take on the role of a prince, Iskender, who is looking for the fabled ‘flower of immortality’. In order to find the flower he has to travel through the strange and ethereal world of La Peri. We won’t spoil it for those who have not played the game yet but as a flavour once you do find the flower you need to get all its petals off before its guardian spirits try to stop you.
If you do get the petals off you’ll be treated to a truly beautiful and spellbinding scene as you would have successfully released La Peri She will glide and dance around wrapped in enchanting lights. To control the character simply use the motions controllers to interact with the characters within the world.
Although short in duration it is a pleasant change to see that the arts have come to the VR sector. The music and ballet choreography was executed by the composer Paul Dukas and it really does show.
If you’re looking for a refreshing change to taking the heads of zombies and want to absorb yourself into a magical and awe-inspiring world then Firebird is
Recommended set up: OS: Windows 7 or higher / Processor: Intel i5-4590, equivalent or higher / Memory: 8 GB RAM / Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980 / AMD Radeon R9 390 / HTC Vive room scale.