E McNeill, the developer behind the upcoming virtual reality (VR) hacking title, Darknet, has released a demo version of his title online for all to try. Titled the “flavour demo”, the brief taster of the title’s systems is described by its creator as a sort of “playable trailer” and can be downloaded on the videogame’s official site. The experience is an Oculus Rift headset exclusive, so anyone interested in trying this out will need at least the first development kit (DK1) as well as an Xbox 360 controller and speakers or headphones.
Darknet recently launched a Steam Greenlight campaign to have the title sold on Valve’s digital storefront. In it, players assume the role of a hacker that must break through firewalls by cracking nodes. This is done by solving procedurally generated puzzles. The title boasts a unique art style that’s inspired by the likes of sci-fi media such as Ghost in the Shell and The Lawnmower Man.
Darknet is hoping to launch at the same time as the Oculus Rift consumer version. We currently don’t have a date for that release, although yesterday the company revealed that it is ‘close’ to locking the device down. VRFocus will continue to report on both VR titles and devices moving forward to launch.