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4PM, Ether One and Among The Sleep on Shortlist for Develop Indie Showcase

Every year in Brighton the Develop Conference hosts an Indie Showcase. It’s an event in which experienced industry judges gather to select what they feel is the best in the current slate of indie titles, both upcoming and released. A total of 10 different videogames are announced as finalists before the show, with an overall winner being picked on 10th July 2014. This year’s finalists have now been announced, an virtual reality (VR) has a strong presence among them.

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As revealed by IGN, there are three different VR compatible videogames featured on this year’s shortlist. These include Bojan BrBora’s narrative-driven 4PM, Krillbite Studio’s recently-released Among the Sleep, and White Paper Games’ Ether One, which VRFocus awarded top marks earlier this year. Each of these titles features support for the Oculus Rift VR headset, while Among the Sleep is coming to PlayStation 4 with support for Project Morpheus, which is also on the table for Ether One.

Other finalists include RageSquid’s Action Henk, Draknek’s A Good Snowman is Hard to Build, MildMania LTD’s Darklings, Bifrost Entertainment’s Myriad, Freejam’s Robocraft, Rush Rally’s Brownmonster, and Rebusmind’s SwapQuest. This year’s judges include Four Door Lemon’s Simon Barret, The Arsenal Agency’s Caspar Gray, Mick Stockton from Teeside University and Dlala Studios’ AJ Grand-Scrutton. The pnael is chaired by Assyyria Games’ Adam Green.

Of course, the VR titles are also compatible with standard monitors, but it’s certainly an encouraging sign to see top VR titles getting recognition. VRFocus will continue to follow any and all developments surrounding the technology, bringing you the latest.