CBILAB Studios, an indie game studio from Istanbul, is about to introduce ManMade, a VR compatible adventure game set in an AI-ruled dystopian world. Although it’s being marketed as a VR game, ManMade can also be played on the PC with your plain ol’ 2D monitor.

ManMade will utilize the viewpoints of several different characters, but for the most part you’ll be playing as William Kaan, one of the creators of the AI robots that have now conquered the world. Kaan seeks revenge, and he’s willing to do anything to achieve that goal. Gameplay in ManMade is described as part-exploration and part QTE-controlled battling, as well as some minigames here and there.

  • A futuristic, detective-like experience: Use your enhanced senses to investigate scenes, gather information, and chase leads
  • An immersive cyberpunk world: Immerse yourself in the cyberpunk streets of 2050’s Istanbul.
  • A non-linear story: The story changes according to your decisions, actions, or the absence thereof. Every choice you make will alter the experience.
  • A cinematic VR camera: An innovative take on the virtual reality camera, allowing you to experience the story without the effects of motion sickness or loss of immersion by combining the use of third and first-person perspective (mostly first-person). You can switch between the first and third person and control your camera in the third person mode.
  • Real actors, real performances: 3D scanning is used to digitize the faces of actual actors. We used IKinema motion capture and FaceWare face capture for capturing performances of the actors for action sequences and other game movements.
  • An original soundtrack will be released: A soundtrack, consisting of 20 tracks from various artists, will be available for purchase (included in the deluxe edition).

CBILAB’s Kickstarter for ManMade begins June 5, with the goal of raising 43,000 Euros (or 50,275 dollars). Watch this page for when it goes live, and for more on ManMade, check out this keen gameplay video.