Floor Plan is a new addition to the Daydream Play Store that will give people looking for a puzzle adventure a great new option! If Sherlock VR is too simple for you and you are not quite into the jump scares of Sisters or Layers Of Fear, Floor Plan should be right up your alley!
The game takes place entirely in an elevator. Yes, you read that right, in an elevator! You explore the different levels of a building on your quest to escape by finding all the parts for a space suit that you need to construct on the top level. Sounds a bit weird? Absolutely! And that’s what makes this game so interesting! The developers have been very creative and the game will make you burst out laughing more than just once.
You will meet a freezing snowman, a thirsty plant, a hungry pig that will shortchange you, an ill-faited bubblegum machine, a robot cowboy…you get the idea. Eeach level will either supply you with an item that you can use on another level or will present you with a task that you need to fulfill in order to progress.
Your elevator has 3 slots to take any kind of item with you on your journey and that is more than enough. You simply use your motion controller to pick up objects and if you want to use them in any of the levels you grab them and point them at the thing you want it to interact with. Controls are very intuitive so you won’t have any problems at all. Changing levels is as simple as pressing the elevator button, but that does not come as a surprise to you.
If you get stuck in a level, you can press on the emergency button within the elevator. You will ring up an elevator company employee that will give you helpful hints on how to progress in the game. The level of difficulty is just right. It is not too easy but also not too hard. At times I was glad though that I could click on the help button to get a hint.
Your playtime with Floor Plan of course entirely depends on how fast you can solve any of the puzzles and if you use the hint function at all. However, Floor Plan is quite short and if you sink your teeth into it, you could finish the game within one evening. But, that’s gonna be a great one!
The game looks adorable! The developers have been really creative and sometimes Floor Plan is even a bit trippy with all its colors and its over the top art style! You wonder how could someone come up with all these kind of ideas. The art designers have done a fantastic job, both with creating all those different environments and then bringing them to life with fantastic animations.
Playing Floor Plan feels a bit like how it must feel to be on drugs, with plants suddenly starting to talk to you and snowmen coming to life! Only, you won’t have to deal with the bad side effects of controlled substances. Well done, TurboButton!
The game is also surprisingly immersive. The elevator set up works extremely well and it is a great idea to let it bring you to completely different worlds by the push of a button. I was even stunned by how the snowman level made me feel cold by having condesation clouds come out of my mouth. It is extremely well done and adds to the feeling of immersion.
Also comfort-wise you won’t have any problems since you are only standing in your elevator and there is no camera movement at all.
Floor Plan took me by surprise. It’s a smart puzzle adventure with fresh ideas that will do a great job of entertaining you as long as it lasts. I wish it was a bit longer but hopefully we will see a sequel really soon. Floor Plan should not be missed by anyone who likes puzzle adventures and enjoys a crazy elevator ride full of wacky ideas!