With „The Moonlight Circus“ we want to give the player a glimpse at the fascination of the phenomenon circus, but also underline the constant risk of an impending catastrophy.
Virtual reality is used to increase the immersion by making the player feel like they are actually in a circus. The story puts its emphasis on the dark side of the circus, while the bright side is shown via puzzles and visuals.
“The Moonlight Circus” is a first-person VR-Horror game primarily developed for the standalone VR system Oculus Quest 2. In the game you have to solve puzzles and escape the circus. During the playthrough you will find hints about the story, that aim to help you understand what happened. You will discover that someone wants to kill you and about their reasons. The game plays in 3 different areas. Concerning the style, we stayed realistic with some stylization. The playtime is approximately 15-30 minutes.