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Subject 13 Shows Off First Gameplay

Yesterday saw upcoming third-person adventure videogame Subject 13 pass its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign, reaching a $40,000 USD goal to aid development. The title, developed by industry legend Paul Cuisset, is now aiming to reach a further $60,000 stretch goal to add support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) before the campaign’s closure on 8th August 2014.

Now the developer has released the first footage of Subject 13‘s exploration gameplay. The video below includes just under a minute of direct footage from the title, including a glimpse at how players will interact with some of the puzzles and navigate protagonist Franklin Fargo through environments. It’s certainly interesting to think of how this perspective might mix with the Oculus Rift, which is more traditionally used for first-person experiences. Cuisset himself spoke to VRFocus about using VR in a recent interview.

Subject 13 follows Fargo, a depressed physics teachers, as he find himself trapped in an underground facility. Players will solve a range of puzzles as they explore environments, searching for a means of escape and unraveling the title’s story. The title is being billed as Cuisset’s return to the genre he helped shape with the likes of Flashback. VRFocus will continue to follow the videogame’s development, reporting back with any further updates.