Indie developer Chris Courtois has launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for a brand new virtual reality (VR) compatible shoot ’em up, Interleave VR. The campaign for the Oculus Rift supported title hopes to secure enough positive votes from users to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. A demo for Oculus Rift users is already available, as is a standard monitor version for others. A trailer for the title can also be seen below.
Interleave VR is described by the developer as similar to Nintendo’s StarFox series as well as Nano Assault and Kid Icarus: Uprising. Players control a space craft from a third-person perspective, moving the ship around the screen as they fight enemies in front of them. The developer claims that the title includes a ‘VR-specific’ mechanic that makes it comfortable to view using the Oculus Rift headset. According the Courtois, this mechanic eliminates motion sickness for even ‘the most sensistive of players’.
Though the demo is available now, the developer plans to add more content to it going forward. Development of the full title is expected to start in either late 2014 or early 2015. Said release hopes to include five levels, complete with a story in which a space defence contractor hires a pilot to explore a mysterious environment. It’s not clear when the full title might launch. VRFocus will continue to follow Interleave VR‘s progress, reporting back with any more updates.