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Bear Simulator Aiming for Late August Beta Release, New Trailer Incoming

Indie developer Faryjay Studios has been hard at work on its upcoming Bear Simulator ever since the title completed a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign earlier in 2014, raising $100,571 USD towards development. The developer has been keeping fans and backers in the loop with monthly updates on the title’s progress, and the report for July reveals some some information that they will have been waiting for.

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Farjay Studios revealed that it is hoping to launch the first region testing for Bear Simulator backers that pledged $50 or more to the title’s Kickstater campaign in late August 2014. That said, the developer remained unsure if this would actually happen, stating the it was still trying to iron out many of the bugs and explore of a lot of content so that the videogame can make a good first impression. It was also revealed that a new teaseer trailer for the title is being created, complete with new gameplay footage.

Elsewhere, the developer stated that Bear Simulator is ‘basically being remade’ due to the increased amount of funding the title made over its initial $29,500 goal. The new version of the title will now be ‘far bigger’ than it was originally planned to be, though this apparently won’t delay the videogame’s intended release date. A port to the Linux operating system (OS) is also said to be going smoothly, though the developer is putting multiplayer ‘on hold’ while it focuses on other areas.

Bear Simulator is a first-person experience which players at a bear that must survive in the wilderness. In the past Farjay Studios has said that it is ‘really aiming’ to include support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset, though is yet to confirm its inclusion. Should all go to plan then the title should release on PC, Mac and Linux in November 2014. VRFocus will continue to follow Bear Simulator‘s progress, reporting back with any more updates on its development.