Indie developer Glowstick Games had something to celebrate this week when it was awarded the community’s Best in Show at the Casual Connect 2014 Indie Prize Showcase for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Dark Deception. The developer also brought the videogame itself to the event in San Francisco where it was playable from 2nd- 24th July. In that time, the developer live streamed a brief portion of gameplay from the title, which can now be seen online.
The gameplay, which can be seen below, shows off Dark Deception‘s crystal-collecting gameplay. Viewers should take note that the stream’s quality isn’t great, often reduced to more of a slideshow than gameplay, but it’s still worth a look to get a feel for the title, including its soundtrack and voice over work carried out by Mass Effect‘s Carolyn Seymour, who plays mythical long-lost Hollywood actress Helen Bierce.
Dark Deception is a first-person experience in which players search maze-like levels collecting crystals as they are hunted by terrifying enemies. Opponents will be unique to each level. Glowstick Games recently cancelled a Kickstarter campaign for the title due to lack of funding, but later assured VRFocus that the project was still ‘very much alive’ and will either relaunch a crowd-funding campaign later on or perhaps secure publisher funding.
Should all go to plan then Dark Deception hopes to launch on PC with support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) as well as PlayStation 4 with the Project Morpheus HMD. A Wii U version of the title is also planned, as well as potential Xbox One and PlayStation Vita editions, though it isn’t clear if these are still a possibility. VRFocus will continue to follow both Glowstick Games and Dark Deception‘s progress going forward, reporting back with any more developments.