Rift Rush, a first-person platform videogame with virtual reality (VR) support, has passed its Steam Greenlight campaign. The title was first listed on 1st April 2013 and completed a successful Kickstarter campaign on 18th April. It’s exclusive to the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Developer Lumina Celare Games designed Rift Rush as a multiplayer title although it offers solo options too. There are two single player modes in which players jump from platform to platform using the Oculus Rift’s head tracking to judge distance and space. One is named Endless Rush in which players upgrade their powers in between levels, while the other is a Story Mode that presents puzzle-like challenges.
Multirush, the title’s multiplayer mode is the ‘crown jewel’ of the experience, according to the developer. Here players use multiple Rifts to race to the end of the level and can smash into each other as they go.
Rift Rush is aiming to ship day and date with the consumer version of the Oculus Rift. That’s thought to be towards the end of the year, although we’re yet to get confirmation. Until then, a Beta version is available for anyone with a developer kit. VRFocus will continue to follow the game’s progress and report back with any news.