Rune Skovbo Johansen
Based in Copenhagen, Denmark
Eye of the Temple is a VR game that lets you explore a vast and treacherous temple using your own feet. Keep your balance as you step from one moving block to another, dodging traps and solving puzzles with your torch and whip in hand.
Eye of the Temple makes unique use of room-scale VR and delivers the experience of exploring a vast environment. Lose yourself in the depths of the temple without teleportation, artificial locomotion, or other distractions taking you out of the immersion.
After positive reception of the 2016 VR game jam game Chrysalis Pyramid, Rune Skovbo Johansen decided to create a more ambitious spiritual successor. Keeping only the core mechanic of stepping from one moving block to another, development of Eye of the Temple began in the spring of 2016.
A whole different aesthetic and environment was chosen for Eye of the Temple, focusing on the atmosphere of treacherous temples from classic action adventure films. After much research and development, a physically simulated whip was added as a new core mechanic in 2017.
- Traverse a vast environment using your own feet with the game's unique platforming mechanic.
- Wield your fully physically simulated whip to grab levers out of reach and to defend yourself against flying enemies.
- Dodge treacherous traps with your own body at perilous heights.
- Immediately grasp how to engage with this experience where you don't need to learn any buttons or UI.
- Unlock a speedrun mode where every well-timed step you take is a chance to speed up the game's platforms a little further, building up to incredible speed.
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About Rune Skovbo Johansen
Rune Skovbo Johansen is a Danish independent game developer based in Turku, Finland. His work spans games and other interactive experiences, focused on tech, wonder and exploration.
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Eye of the Temple Credits
Rune Skovbo Johansen
Independent Game Developer
Additional Writing, Freelancer
Additional Concept Art, Freelancer