Double Fine Got ‘a lot of Oculus pitches’ for Amnesia Fortnight 2014

Tim Schafer, founder of indie developer Double Fine, has revealed that his company received ‘a lot’ of pitches for virtual reality (VR) title using the Oculus Rift headset during the 2014 Amnesia Fortnight game jam. The event sees Double Fine split into teams for two weeks, each of which develops a videogame prototype based on fan-voted mechanics. One of those prototypes turned out to be the Oculus Rift-supported Mnemonic.

Mnemonic_1Speaking on Game Trailer’s Bonus Round panel at the 2014 Game Developers Conference, Schafer revealed that there had been big demand for VR during its latest event. “When we had our game jam a lot of the pitches were like ‘ah there are a lot of Oculus pitches’ and one of them was totally implemented,” he said, referring to Mnemonic. “It shows both how powerful it is and how many more things you’re gonna have to think about so people don’t get sick.”

Mnemonic was part of a Humble Bundle Amnesia Fortnight package that let fans pay what they wanted for the set of developed prototypes. It is not yet known if the developer will be working any further on the prototype, perhaps turning it into a full title in the future as it has done with previous prototypes. VRFocus will continue to follow the any and all VR projects and keep you in the loop.