Released Oct 2018 3.7★
KOBOLD is a new kind of horror experience that blurs the line between cinema and VR gaming. Step into the shoes of an urban explorer investigating the mysterious case of a missing boy. Pick up your flashlight and discover the secrets of an abandoned villa in the middle of a dark forest in Germany.
Immerse yourself in true, cinematic realism, explore an interactive universe, pick up clues and dare to venture deeper into a mystical world where your actions can have grave consequences.
With its intensely realistic visuals captured with photogrammetry, free movement and intuitive interactions, KOBOLD is a unique room scale VR experience that will entice and terrify…
(also playable on Oculus Rift)
Dec 10, 2018
The only real negative to Kobold is the game’s various controls. They can be a bit clunky at times—especially the locomotion system—which can lead to things feeling a little jarring when you’re put into very intense situations. Aside from the clunky controls, though, Kobold stands high as a shining example of just how good trans-media can be, as the combination of the short film and the extensive details that translate to the actual virtual reality experience come together to create a unique and exceptionally well-crafted
Oct 23, 2019
RIGHT AT THE END OF 2019, KOBOLD HAS TO BE #1 RIGHT NOW AS THE MOST REALISTIC AND BEST LOOKING HORROR GAME TO BE RELEASED RIGHT NOW IN THE VR HORROR GENRE. WITH HAVING PLAYED ON RELEASE DAY, A TOP OF THE LINE PC WITH AN i9,32GB RAM AND A 11GBGeForce RTX 2080 Ti IS NOT HELPING WITH THE GAMES HORRIABLE CONTROLS AT THE TIME….THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF THESE GAMES…. THINGS LIKE CONTROLS CAN ALWAYS BE FIXED AND CHANGED
THE THING ABOUT THIS GAME….OR HORROR GAME IN GENERAL.
IF U NEVER PLAYED THE GAME, YET KNOW MORE ABOUT IT ALREDY THEN ITS DEVELOPER, PLUS HAVE SEEN UR FAVORITE DUECEBAG’S PLAY THRU VIDEO ALREADY ON YOUTUBE…THEN YES…i WOULD TOTAL HAVE TO AGREE WITH GENIUS HERE…THIS GAME IS GOING TO SUCK. AND ID SUGGEST FOLLOWING ANOTHER TREND, NOT HORROR GAMES ANYMORE
THOSE WHO GET IT THOUGH AND WANT TO BE TERRIFIED AND HAVE AN AMAZING EXPERIANCE.
KOBOLD . DELIEVERS!!!
Feb 04, 2019
Fantastic! Worth every penny. Its super creepy… looks beautiful good story and smooth free movement that didn’t make me sick at all. When I finally made it up into the attic I screamed like a little kid. This is exactly what VR horror should be 🙂 Nice job!
Oct 24, 2019
A fanstastic horror experience perfect for Halloween!
I always thought of Kobolds as those litlte DnD creatures
but this was something entirely different. There is this
pervasive atmosphere of dread as you walk through a
scary old house and get more and more involved in the
twisted story of a family that lived there in the 1970s.
There are several extremely scary moments that I dont
want to spoil but be warned: I ripped off my Vive screaming
like a sissy and woke up my flatmate. Super cool thank you!
Jun 14, 2019
Very atmospheric smooth and polished horror experience. Made my skin crawl and yes I nearly soiled myself a few times. Get this if you love horror!
Nov 27, 2018
Nice, but only about 10 minutes worth of nice. At $10 I say no, but it’s worth a subscription slot. Graphics and environment are top-notch. Interactivity with in-game objects (those that can be interacted with) is wonky and often frustrating, and the dang backpack is incredibly irritating (and when it comes down to it, unnecessary). It would also be nice not to have to sit there holding a letter to hear the contents. This is a great example of world-building, but short, and needed more play-testing for ease of play.
May 22, 2019
This game has unbelievable potential. The atmosphere is incredibly scary by itself. I would get goosebumps just walking in the hallways. There was one scare that got me so good my scream was heard by my daughter….two floors up hahaha. The graphics are great as well. My only complaints are:
– The controls are not so well. I would much rather the touchpad move you in the direction you are pointing and not the direction you are looking
– OMGoodness the bag is incredibly annoying!!! Make it a small fanny pack or something. Not this huge “lets pack my gear to go camping” bag basically sitting on my chest
– VERY short game. Would love to see more
All in all the scares got me a few times and I overall enjoyed the game….albiet short.
Nov 28, 2018
It was pretty cool. graphics are pretty decent and the atmosphere great/scary. The satchel is kinda in the way at times and the controles coule be better and it would be nice to have an ingame menu, but it dosent make or break it for me. Other then a few minor setbacks its a pretty cool experience that has you on edge the whole time. BRING ON THE OTHER CHAPTERS!!
Mar 10, 2019
With some polishing and a longer storyline this could be a standout VR experience.
It’s still worth a subscription slot for a play-through in it’s current form.
Looking forward to it being extended.
Jan 18, 2019
Also das war ja mal richtig super! Gänsehautgrusel ohne permanente billige “Jumpscares” in toll umgesetzter Umgebung! Ein Punkt Abzug, da es zum textlastigen Großteil nur in englisch ist und ich von der Geschichte nur die Hälfte mitbekommen habe. 🙁
Als Entwickler sollte man wissen, dass VR im stehen bereits allgemein anstrengend ist und wenn ich dann noch lange Texte, von denen es reichlich gibt, übersetzen soll, schalte ich irgendwann ab und höre auf zu lesen.
Der nächste Kritikpunkt: ich will JEDERZEIT im Spiel speichern können! Auch wenn es nur so kurz ist – das weiß man schließlich vorher nicht! ICH entscheide über meine Freizeit und in welcher Dosierung ich ein Spiel zu mir nehme und nicht der Entwickler!
Ich hatte es jetzt nur im Abbo; sollte es noch komplett in deutsch nachgereicht werden, kaufe ich es mir sogar!
Nov 15, 2018
Controls=Bad No options to choose, using your head to navigate in the direction you want to go is bad controls.
Very short experience.
Mar 23, 2019
Performance was poor in some areas being at 13-14 ms per frame even on my RTX 2070, and this caused stuttering in some cases. A deal breaker for me was that you cannot save or even change graphics settings along the way. There isn’t even a pause button. And then it is very short. Overall disappointing.
Aug 24, 2019
worst optimization i have ever seen. the game is literally made by someone that has zero idea how unreal engine works and has no will to optimize it.
im running this game on high speed SSD but yet the read and write is such a fucking cluster f**k.
worst horror VR iv played yet. get a grip