The Red Stare

Student Entrant 2018

NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences


The Red Stare is a room-scale VR game about spying on communist spies from your apartment window.

In The Red Stare, you become a special agent on a stakeout in 1950s New York. The Reds have infiltrated the city, and you need to stop them before it's too late. During your stakeout, you will be observing your neighbors' every move to find out which one of them is the communist spy.

From within your apartment, you'll be receiving information via your phone and fax machine, finding clues in case files, and taking pictures that you can fax to your handler - proving that your suspicions are right.

It's all about observation and deduction. You'll have to use a number of different ways to identify people varying from appearances, items that can be found in their rooms, and rules only specific members of the communist ranks follow.