Indie developer Tammeka Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatbile sci-fi racer, Radial-G. The campaign is hoping to raise £50,000 GBP before 2nd August 2014 in order to help fund development of the title. It launches in tandem with the single-player demo for the experience, which was announced last week. Should it prove successful then Radial-G will launch with full support for the Oculus Rift VR headset. The demo can also be found on the official Oculus VR Share Beta.
The campaign’s page reveals that Radial-G includes races of up to 32 opponents, both real and AI. Racers are set on ‘tubular’, pipe-like tracks that allow for 360 degrees of rotation throughout the course. Players can locate the best path for each track, locating speed ramps and avoiding other dangers. Oculus Rift support will allow players to ‘become one’ with their chosen ship, racing in a cockpit view with a full 360 degrees of viewing motion.
A single player campaign will see players compete against rival racers before taking on boss races. Offline rewards will allow for vehicle upgrades and customisation. The team plans to have around 16 different types of craft available, catering to different play styles. New mechanics such as weapons and one-time-use ‘boost cards’ are being planned for later releases, though won’t be ready for the title’s initial launch.
Those interested can back £5 to gain access to the title’s upcoming multiplayer demo. Both that and the title’s first main release, which includes single and multiplayer modes, are available for £10. The first 500 backers to pledge £15 will get these rewards along with future updates adding new modes and mechanics. After those 500 slots are gone the price goes to £20. Backer rewards even include a £750 tier in which five backers can secure a customised Oculus Rift DK2. The title hopes to launch in October 2014.
VRFocus will follow the progress of Radial-G‘s Kickstarter campaign and the title itself, bringing you the latest. You can read our preview of the title here.