Digital Devil Saga, a game created by a group of students at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the game of the year by IGN.
The game, which was first shown at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Awards, is a VR-themed “real world adventure game that puts you in the shoes of an anonymous student who must solve a mystery involving a virtual devil.”
The game is available on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
“Digital Devil Saga is a truly amazing VR game that has captured the imaginations of millions of people worldwide and has been downloaded over one million times,” said IGN.
“We’re honored to have been selected as one of the games of the Year for 2015 by IGN.”
Digital Devil’s saga, which has received positive reviews from critics and players alike, takes place in a fictional world in which virtual devil hunters have been roaming the real world in search of the elusive digital devil.
Digital Devil was designed to allow players to “play in virtual reality, walk around the virtual world, interact with other players, and create the most immersive experience possible.”
“Virtual reality is one of those great technologies that’s been in the spotlight for the past couple of years,” said Jason Burdette, head of marketing for IGN, in a statement.
“It’s been a long time coming and we’re very excited to be working with Digital Devil on the next chapter of this legendary series.”
Digital Devils saga, written by Andrew Smith, a second-year student in computer science, was recently voted as the best new VR game of 2015 by VRFocus.