By its own admission indie developer Duelboot has had something of shock this week as its Steam Greenlight campaign for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible experience Verde Station has already been passed. The story-driven first-person title was only posted to Valve’s user-voted programme on 17th July 2014 and was included in the latest batch of Greenlit games on 1st August. That means that Verde Station has been approved for sale on Steam when it launches later in the year.
“Thanks to everyone who voted!” the developer wrote in a Greenlight update. “I honestly wasn’t expected to get the greenlight this round so this is a bit of shock but I’m extremely excited.”
Verde Station casts players as a protagonist that undergoes a year-long mission to look after a greenhouse on the Verde space station. As the experience progresses the player character begins to question his sanity. Taking inspiration from titles such as Gone Home, the narrative-focused title lacks any kind of combat or puzzle-solving. VRFocus spoke to Duelboot’s Soren Silk about the title, and will be bringing a full interview with the developer later on in the week.
“The game is progressing very well. It’s almost at the beta stage for a huge round of private playtests. As I’ve mentioned before, the game is set to release in Fall 2014. That’s only a few months away.”
As the developer states, Verde Station is expected to launch in autumn on PC, Mac and Linux with full support for the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress going forward, reporting back with any further updates.