Today sees a new virtual reality (VR) supported title arrive on on Valve’s Steam Greenlight service. Verde Station from indie developer Duelboot is hoping to secure enough positive votes to be approved for sale on the full Steam store come release. The videogame, which is a sci-fi exploration piece, is set to arrive with on PC in autumn 2014 with full support for the Oculus Rift VR headset.
Verde Station is a first-person exploration title that places players in a space station. The protagonist is there to carry out a year-long solo mission that will eventually find him questionning his sanity. Players are accompanied by the station’s computer, D.A.V.E., as they take care of the on-site greenhouse filled with trees and plants. As the title progresses the player character begins to question his place on the station.
The experience lacks any kind of combat or puzzle-solving, instead focusing on players uncovering a story as they inspect and interact with items and uncover clues as to just what is real and what isn’t as they descend further into the title. The developer reasoned that Oculus Rift support ‘tries to keep you immersed in the experience as much as possible’, though the title will also be compatible with standard monitors.
Much of Verde Station remains a mystery right now. It’s not clear if the title will also be coming to Mac and Linux or remains a PC exclusive. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress going forward and report back with any more updates on its development.