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The Old City Launches Kickstarter, Confirms VR Support

Indie developer PostMod Softworks has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming story-driven PC adventure title, The Old City. The campaign is looking to raise $40,000 USD by 28th May 2014 in order to aid development of the title. The developer also confirmed that the experience will feature support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, as it had previously hinted at to VRFocus.

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The Old City is a first-person experience that focuses almost entirely on narrative. Players are cast as a ‘sewer dwelling isolationist’ searching for a way to the surface by travelling through the ruins of an ancient urban environment. As they progress players learn more about the setting’s history both through environmental storytelling and the thoughts of the protagonist.

The developer stressed that it was keeping gameplay to a minimum so as to not interrupt the story. That said, the story will string out into different paths depending on where the player goes. Various stretch goals for the title promise to add more paths and areas if they’r unlocked, and there’s even a $2,500,000 goal for a parrallel storyline to play through.

Those interested can pledge $15 to secure a copy of the title, which hopes to release in October 2014. Backer rewards carry on all the way up to $10,000, where one backer can have his name and face appear in-game on a bust. Said bust will also be 3D printed and set to you, provided you live in the US.

A Steam Greenlight campaign for the title is also currently up and running, hoping to secure enough positive votes to be granted sale on Valve’s digital store. VRFocus will continue to follow The Old City‘s progress and report back with all the latest.