An indie developer has released the hub world for this upcoming sci-fi virtual reality (VR) title, Stacks, onto the Oculus VR Share Beta. Stacks takes its name from the Ernest Cline sci-fi novel Ready Player One, in which a people connect themselves to a massively multiplayer videogame. The title is designed to pay tribute to a range of sci-fi media including this novel, using the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Developer Sean Foreman has released this small demo as a taste of the upcoming project. In the hub area players can keep track of their scores, save and load games and find bonus areas. As the developer states, it’s a rough cut of the title, which will ‘realistically’ take several months before completion. It’s only available for download on PC right now, with no comment on possible Mac or Linux versions.
It’s not yet clear just how Stacks will work and how players will earn points for their score. Foreman keeps a blog on the project which reveals some other in development environments such as an homage to The Matrix films. VRFocus will continue to follow the project and report back on all the latest.