MyDearest inc. is looking to change the way people experience light novels by combining them with VR. The new concept, which they call “FullDive Novels,” allows readers to jump into the midst of the story’s fictional world, combining printed words with immersive sound and visuals.
Innocent Forest is their newest project, and the new trailer shows just how much the story surrounds the reader/player:
The summary from the Oculus store reads:
“When you step into this forest, you lose one memory…” Innocent Forest is fantasy story about a girl called Luclei and the memories of her visitors. The forest of lost memories: a place where they say you can forget one painful occurrence. Kei, (voiced by Yusuke Kobayashi) a young man lost in the forest, encounters a mysterious girl named Luclei (voiced by Rina Hidaka) who lives among the woods and gathers a flock of birds. It is through these birds the past, present and future of lost memories unfolds.
Innocent Forest is currently available in English and Japanese, and can be downloaded free from the Oculus store.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl’s Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.