The developer behind the puzzle-based first-person shooter (FPS) SUPERHOT has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the project. The team hopes to raise a total of $100,000 USD before 14th June 2014 in order to fund development of the title. If successfull, then the videogame will arrive in June 2015 with full support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset on PC, Mac and Linux. The title passed a Steam Greenlight campaign in September 2013. A new trailer for the title has also been released, which can be seen below.
SUPERHOT is a unique FPS that started life as part of a 7 Day First Person Shooter development challenge in August 2013, created by a Polish team. The prototype twisted traditional FPS gameplay, with the world around the player moving only when they themselves moved. Enemies would shoot at the player and bullets would stop when they stopped. This created a puzzle in which players had to navigate incoming fire to reach the enemy, grab a gun and eliminate them.
The full title is looking to build on this premise with more weapons such as grenades and shotguns, as well as new enemy types, levels and modes. It will launch with a full story-driven single-player campaign as well as visuals that improve upon the prototype’s red and white coloured minimalist style. Oculus Rift support will also add a new layer to the gameplay, allowing players to dodge bullets flying in front of them and lean out from behind corners.
Those interested can back $14 to secure a digital copy of SUPERHOT. A special edition is also available for $25 and early beta access is priced at $40. Backer rewards continue all the way up to a $100,000 tier in which 3 backers can purchase a hand-made, electronic ‘SUPERHOT device’ that will be connected to the title’s world.
VRFocus will continue to follow SUPERHOT‘s progress on Kickstarter and report back with all the latest updates.