Indie developer Ape Law has positive news to start the week off. The developer has passed its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror experience, Albino Lullaby. The campaign passed its base goal of $25,000 USD in its final hours, narrowly crossing the target and raising $25,156 overall. The money will be spent to help market Albino Lullaby in the run up to the launch of its first of three episodes.
“The outreach of support from friends, family and gamers for this project has been amazing!!!” the developer wrote in a Kickstarter update following the success. “Thank you all for backing us and believing in this game. To see our fans so engaged in the game at Boston FIG, be voted to win the Epic Epic Award, and now successfully fund the Kickstarter is more than we could have hoped for. We appreciate the love and support immensely. This will be an amazing first chapter, and we will keep you all updated as we move forward.”
Albino Lullaby is a surreal first-person horror experience which focuses on unnerving players through unpredictable events as opposed to high levels of violence and gore. Simple actions such as pressing a button can have a huge effect on the environment that players are standing in. The title’s story will see players try and piece together how they have arriced in the strange facility that they find themselves in.
Albino Lullaby’s first episode is expected to release on PC in either later 2014 or early 2015 with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The title’s other two episodes will be release later on in 2015. The developer has said in the past that console releases are simply a ‘matter of time’. VRFocus will continue to follow Albino Lullaby going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.