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Oculus Rift Support Planned for NASA Co-Developed Sports Title

Project Whitecard Studios has confirmed that it plans to release support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset with its newly-launched sci-fi sports videogame, Starlite Astronaut Academy: G-Ball. The title released this week on Steam, serving as the ‘first module’ of the entire Starlite Astronaut Academy experience. The developer claims that the experience has been developed in conjunction with NASA.

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Starlite Astronaut Academy: G-Ball is set on a space station orbiting Mars in the future. The G-Ball game itself is described as a ‘mash-up of basketball, football, and dodgeball’ in which two teams of three players score goals by leaping across the spherical arena and throwing balls into a goal. The gravity mechanics evoke memories of the later Dead Space titles as players leap where they are looking.

Project Whitecard Studios is yet to put a date on when Oculus Rift support will arrive for Starlite Astronaut Academy: G-Ball. The title is available now on PC and Mac, running a 25% off promotion until 4th June 2014 in which players can pick the experience up for £2.09 GBP. After that date, the price rises to £2.79. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress going forward and report back with any more updates.