Dinosaur Survival Title Archaic Launches Kickstarter with VR Stretch Goal
Even in this early stage, virtual reality (VR) is no stranger the dinosaurs. While visiting prehistoric lands and creatures with an Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) has been a popular choice for developers experimenting with the technology, indie team Octagon Interactive was one of the first to include full support for the device with its dinosaur-based first-person shooter (FPS), Beasts of Prey. This week sees another dinosaur-starring title launch a Kickstarter campaign, with VR support possible.
That title is Archaic from Silent Sheep Games. Described as a multiplayer dinosaur survival title, Archaic is hoping to raise $10,000 USD by 9th September 2014 in order to fund development, with a stretch goal of $50,000 teasing support for the Oculus Rift. “Dinosaurs in video games are pretty cool,” the developer said of the potential support. “Dinosaurs in virtual reality are even better.”
Archaic is an open-world first-person survival title in which players must gather resources such as wood and more, using them to build settlements that they will eventually have to defend from a range of dinosaurs. As players resources expand so too will their aresnal, ranging from pistols to machine guns and more. Multiplayer allows for strangers to team up or turn against each other, though the title can also be played offline.
Should all go to plan then Silent Sheep Games hopes to launch Archaic in June 2015 on PC. Those interested can back $5 to secure a digital copy of the title, with later tiers offering access to earlier versions of the title and more. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any more updates of its VR support in the future.