As announced last month, a Kickstarter for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible free-running title Hover: Revolt of Gamers has launched this week. French developer Fusty Game is looking to raise $38,000 USD before 22nd May 2014 in order to fund development of the title, which features support for the Oculus Rift VR headset on PC. The experience is also planned for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, though there’s no mention of support for the Project Morpheus VR headset on the latter.
Hover: Revolt of Gamers mixes the cel-shaded art style and trick-based point scoring of Smilebit’s Jet Set Radio with the free-running of DICE’s Mirror’s Edge. Players are cast as the leader of a band of gamers that fight back against an overuling disctatorship that has enforced anti-videogame laws. You traverse an open-world sci-fi city, freeing captured citizens and breaking into control centers to retrieve confiscated videogame consoles.
The title features a range of playable characters that can be upgraded with experinece points. Said points are earned by performing tricks and missions around the city. The developer has stressed that it’s paid particular attention to Oculus Rift support, which apparently offers ‘exceptional immersion as well as totally new breathtaking sensations.’ Multiplayer options will include both competitive and co-op play.
Interested parties can pledge $15 to secure a digital copy of the title, with early alpha access going for $30. Backer rewards go all the way up to $10,000, where one player can become one of the ‘important characters’ in the campaign’s story. A range of stretch goals have also been listed, including $50,000 for extra characters, $60,000 for a new district, doubling the size of the city for $80,000 and even local multiplayer and a Wii U version for $100,000.
The title has already passed a Steam Greenlight campaign, meaning it will be sold on Valve’s digital storefront come release. Fusty Game are aiming for an April 2015 release. VRFocus will continue to follow Hover: Revolt of Gamers‘ progress and report back with all the latest.