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TECHNOLUST Kickstarter Ends at Over Double Raised

Indie developer Iris VR’s upcoming virtual reality (VR) exclusive experience TECHNOLUST has successfully passed its Kickstarter funding campaign. The title, which works with the Oculus Rift VR headset, raised more than double its initial $30,000 CAD goal, ending its run at $64,477 made. The success saw the campaign unlock 5 of its 7 stretch goals, adding new areas, control inputs and graphical improvements to the cyberpunk experience.

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TECHNOLUST is set to be a first-person adventure title on PC, Mac and Linux, inspired by the likes of Blade Runner and Robocop. The developer’s early demo, which let players browse around an futuristic apartment, saw high praise from the indie community. The concept will be expanded upon for the full title, with players exploring an open-world urban environment that’s fallen under the control of huge corporations, visiting arcades and gathering collectibles. A story campaign will see players join a resistance against the powers that rule.

The passed stretch goals me that the title will see the photoscanned NPCs that were teased earlier in the week. Also coming is a Mars Colony area to join the Wastelands area that was added earlier on. The two remaining goals promised to expand the story with a prequel chapter and a ‘Chapter 2’ add-on that developer Blair Renaud told VRFocus would amount to ‘a second game’.

TECHNOLUST is due to hit in September 2014. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s development and report back with all the latest news.