In July 2014 indie developer Red of Paw ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund a trip to the Oculus Connect developer conference in Hollywood, California on 19th and 20th September 2014. The developer also promised a new virtual reality (VR) videogame named RedOfPaw’s Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie, based on his trip to the event, utilising the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). Towards the end of the campaign fans were treated to a taste of that experience. That same taster has now launched on the official Oculus VR Share Beta.
The demo can currently be downloaded for free on PC via the software portal, and is compatible with both the first and second development kits for the Oculus Rift (DK1 and DK2). Obviously the developer is yet to attend Oculus Connect, this the demo is simply intended to give users an idea of how the final experience will feel rather than offer a section from the full title like a traditional demo. The experience is a surreal and amusing one, which a number of nods to the developer’s past work.
RedOfPaw’s Big Crazy Stupid VR Adventure and American Pie is expected to arrive in full in January 2015 and is being developed with ideas and input from the VR community. Red of Paw is also currently preparing his first full videogame, Decay Theory, though it’s not yet known when we’ll find out more about that title. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.