The Last Taxi, the upcoming VR narrative game by Canadian developer ZenFri, will be making its way to Steam and all major virtual reality headsets later this year. Set in a sprawling vertical metropolis where inequality runs rampant, The Last Taxi immerses players in the life and times of the last human taxi driver in an automated future.
About The Last Taxi
When a fatally wounded member of an anti-technology cult leaves you with what appears to be an undocumented infant, you’re thrust into a dark network of secrets – unraveling a conspiracy that could shake Progress Point to its core. The Last Taxi is a multi-tasking VR cab adventure game, where the choices you make lead the city in dramatically different directions.
“With The Last Taxi, we wanted to explore viewpoints and stories set within an expansive world marred by inequality. It made a lot of sense to frame it around a taxi driver because each passenger can tell their own mini-story directly to the player – just like in real life. In today’s climate of division and existential threats, we’re making a game that puts conversation at the core and leaves the choices firmly in the player’s hands.”Corey King, co-founder of ZenFri
Your Interactions Matter
How you interact with passengers is up to you! With varied dialogue choices and multiple endings, you can choose to keep the tips rolling in or spend all your time insulting them.
But keep in mind, gaining their trust and listening to their problems is a lucrative side business. As per Progress Point’s governmental regulations, all taxis are fitted with sleek, handy, and mandatory listening devices – for uhh… quality assurance.
“Each character, at their core, has a fundamental question that can be explored through a branching narrative. Organically, the player can agree or disagree on various points and help steer characters toward different decisions. It’s basically a big sandbox of thought experiments and subjects, all within an immersive VR setting. Almost every character is neither good nor bad; they have nuanced positions and it’s the player’s job to decide if they should profit or protect their passenger. Each decision they make then informs the 20+ endings. As an example, V3-3A07 (a.k.a. Veronica) wants to marry her “owner”. Just in one story told in three minutes, you can discuss auto/human relations, power dynamics, robot law, and whether love is a human trait.”Danielle King, co-founder of ZenFri
- Earn tips by navigating through 75+ treacherous, quirky, and haunting choice-driven passenger conversations.
- Report criminal passengers to the authorities or aid their morally complex struggles.
- Fight back by upgrading your taxi with new tools such as a tractor beam for hijacking cargo, a hacking device that can steal money from toll booths, or a radio and/or air-conditioning unit to increase passenger comfort.
- Maximize fares by managing malfunctioning equipment, avoiding environmental hazards, and keeping your passengers comfy.
- Experience a rich and detailed work that provides 8 hours of gameplay and 20+ unique choice-driven endings.
The Last Taxi will be available on all major VR platforms in North America in Q3 2020. Pricing is yet to be determined. Supported headsets include: Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest, HTC Vive, Valve Index and other Windows mixed reality headsets. Wishlist the game now on Steam. Lastly, get the latest news and updates by following the game on Twitter and Facebook.