Yesterday saw indie developer Red of Paw achieve its Kickstarter campaign goal of £1,700 GBP to help fund a trip to the Oculus Connect developer event in Hollywood, California on 19th – 20th September 2014. Of course, the developer’s campaign wasn’t just for funding for the trip; it also pledged to create an entirely new VR experience based on the visit, named Red of Paw’s Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie, complete with input from those that backed the project. Now a trailer of sorts has been released for the experience, which can be viewed with the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset.
Instead of a traditional trailer, Red of Paw has in fact created a unique VR experience in which players sit in the middle of a room and watch a TV. On screen is the developer’s Nick Pittom, explaining more about the upcoming experience. Pittom talks about what players might encounter in the full title, as well as what to expect from the upcoming demo and a sample of some of the visual effects and tricks that could be utilised in the experience. While the video can be watched with standard monitors, it’s designed for VR viewing and can be downloaded here.
At the same time the developer has updated its Kickstarter campaign with a list of new stretch goals, far expanding on those originally listed. While the developer is still promising a video diary of the trip to Oculus Connect for £2,700, new additions to the goals include an Oculus Rift second development kit (DK2) themed puzzle for £3,500. Also added is support for the Stompz foot-based controller for £11,000, PrioVR fully body motion controller support for £12,500, Sixense’s STEM motion controller support for £15,000 and Control VR support for £17,500.
The developer has also teased support for a ‘mystery VR controller’ at £19,500. The campaign is due to end on 28th July, giving it just under two weeks until completion. Can Red of Paw achieve these goals in this time? VRFocus will continue to follow the campaign’s progress, reporting back with any more updates.