Indie developer Dylan Browne has released the first Unreal Engine 4 demo for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror experience, Caffeine. The taster includes support for the Oculus Rift VR headset, though Browne told VRFocus that it hasn’t yet been tested. The developer launched a pre-release version of the experience over on indiedb for players to try out for free. Players can get a feel for the improvements made by Unreal Engine 4.
The demo contains a small area that ‘serves as a graphical showcase of Unreal Engine 4’. Browne has said that he will continue to update the trial over the coming weeks, based on user feedback. The aim is to eventually build the pre-release version into the full demo for players to experience. He also stressed that there are some missing sounds and a texture bug that are yet to be adressed, but should be in the next week.
Caffeine is a first-person sci-fi horror experience set on an abandoned caffeine mining facility. Users explore the space station, finding notes and clues as to what has transpired. The title takes inspiration from the likes of Condemned and DOOM 3. The title is currently running an IndieGoGo Campaign to raise $80,000 AUS to fund development. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s development and report back with all the latest.