Agharta Studio’s recently released Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe has received a free update, now available with a new demo showcasing Oculus Rift headset support. This demo serves as a proof-of-concept prototype for Agharta’s plan to create virtual reality adventure videogames, starting with an unannounced project currently in early development.
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe casts the player as a space traveller on an intergalactic pit stop to play air hockey against a variety of aliens. The Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe Oculus Rift demo sets you loose to explore one of the cantina’s floors as if you were really there. Move your head to scan the room, chat with other patrons, open holographic menus, and engage in rounds of air hockey.
Agharta Studio is a small indie team best known for 1112, a series of episodic adventure games for touchscreen devices. The studio has already released a virtual reality (VR) demo, EpicDragon VR, a prototype born out of the three-week VR Jam presented by Oculus VR and IndieCade, and now brings Oculus Rift support to Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe for both existing owners and new adopters.
“At Agharta Studio, we like going where no one else has gone. We want to be one of the first to make adventures for Oculus Rift,” says Aurelien Kerbeci, the studio’s CEO and co-founder. “Creating this demo gave us a good feel for how to use the Oculus Rift VR headset in an adventure game and we’re now applying what we’ve learned to the adventure prototype we’re working on.”
Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe for PC, Mac, and Linux can be purchased on Steam for $9.99 USD with the Oculus Rift demo included as bonus content. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest VR projects from Agharta Studio, including a hands-on report of both EpicDragon VR and Shufflepuck Cantina Deluxe coming soon.