There’s a special place for horror games in VR. The absolute immersion of virtual reality video games allows players to experience terrifying adventures with greater intensity than ever before. A plethora of horror titles has already taken VR by storm, such as Resident Evil 7, Phasmophobia, and Five Nights At Freddy’s: Help Wanted. All of these titles barely hold a candle, however, to the new Oculus-exclusive VR game MARKD, a game in which you have a normal conversation with Mark Zuckerberg.
MARKD is framed as a normal lunch meeting between you and Mark Zuckerberg in a Red Robin. After being led to your table, the player sits down and proceeds to hold a “normal” conversation with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The goal is to keep your sanity meter from dropping too low, and to make Mark think you’re interested in what he’s talking about over the course of your meal.
Some players in the closed beta of MARKD have called the game “absolutely terrifying” and “unplayable for all but the most hardcore horror fans,” as staring straight into Mark Zuckerberg’s tiny milky eyes is necessary for progressing. Popular variety streamer JungoBoi notably ripped off his Oculus headset when Mark ordered a well-done cobb salad.
For those looking for a challenge, MARKD offers a “nightmare” difficulty option which will delete your Facebook account if you lose. While this is touted as a feature, it’s likely an unintended byproduct of Oculus’s obtuse and invasive use of your social media accounts.
Even though this game isn’t even officially out yet, there are already rumors of secrets and easter eggs in MARKD. Some eagle-eyed Twitter users thought that they had spotted a blurry glimpse of Mark Zuckerberg’s emaciated soul from a screenshot, but that turned out to be a graphical bug.