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Mindfield Games Announces VR Exploration Title Pollen

As the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) continues to improve its technology and march towards its as-of-yet undecided release date, more developers are revealing VR-focused videogames. One such developer is Mindfield Games, which has this week lifted the lid on its VR exploration title, Pollen. The title is due out on PC in 2015 with support for Mac and Linux also planned, and will arrive with full support for the Oculus Rift.

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Pollen is a first-person exploration title set on Titan, the largest moon orbiting Saturn. Taking inspiration from movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and videogames such as Gone Home, players will explore both Titan’s surface and research station M, seemingly located under the moon’s surface. The developer has teased that players can control several different characters, though didn’t specify if this meant choosing from a selection from the start of the title of switching during the course of the campaign.

Players are free to explore the setting, piecing together the title’s story through their own actions. The developer has revealed little else about the title at this point in time, other than a logo for the research station which depicts a bee, as seen on the official site, and suggesting that the plot could tie into themes of pre-existing life on Titan. Much of the title’s story is intentially being withheld at this point in time.

VRFocus will have plenty more to come on Pollen over the coming days, weeks and months. Keep checking back for all the latest updates on the title’s development and more.