A short work of digital poetry for WebGL and Virtual Reality.

A metaphor about wrestling with depression, The Water Cave is an experimental work of poetry set inside an immersive environment where text becomes intertwined with nature in a flooded subterranean world. 

Use the mouse and arrow keys or WASD to navigate the work in the browser. Requires a modern graphics card. Best viewed at full screen.

A VR version is also available to buy for Oculus Rift (see download below).

Written, designed and developed by Andy Campbell. 

Tamil translation by Shanmugapriya T. Featuring extracts from The Wooden Man, a soundtrack by Alex Rushfirth.


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The Water Cave for Oculus Rift with Installer (PC) 390 MB
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The Water Cave for Oculus Rift (PC) 390 MB
if you pay $5 USD or more
The Wooden Man Soundtrack by Alex Rushfirth 10 MB
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This game looks amazing! The metaphor did go over my head, and the words were hard to read at times, but that could have been the whole intention behind it.  I really loved how it was told though, and it goes to show you can create an interesting game that makes the player curious about whats around the next corner with just beautiful scenery. Very well done! Feel free to check out my video of it below. The Water Cave starts at 00:55.