Horror videogames are a natural fit for virtual reality (VR), and the steady stream of terrifying videogames that have followed since the release of the first Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) is proof of that. Of course, that doesn’t mean developers can simply add VR support to their titles with a snap of the finger. It’s with this in mind that indie developer Aegon Games has said that it is ‘hoping’ to launch its upcoming horror title, Astray, with support for the Oculus Rift.
Astray is a first-person experience that pits players in an abandoned museum with various exhibits based on strange cultures, legends and supernatural themes. Without revealing too much, the developer has teased that something even more sinister than these exhibits lies beneath the surface of the building. Players must make their way through the museum, survivng as they interact with objects, complete puzzles and discover clues as to what lies beneath.
This week sees Aegon Games launch a Steam Greenlight campaign for Astray, where it hopes to raise enough positive votes to be sold on Valve’s digital PC store come full release. The developer has stressed that the title is still very much in development, with work work to be done of both its art and puzzles. The studio hopes to launch with a price between $8 – $15 USD with support for the Oculus Rift. A solid release date for the title is yet to be revealed.
VRFocus will continue to follow Astray going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.