It appears as if the Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible title The Hum isn’t going to end well. While the campaign still has 20 more days until its 30th September 2014 closure, it has currently made just over $10,000 NZD of its anticipated $250,000 base goal. As such developer Thotwise Games has revealed that the campaign will be cancelled at some point during the course of the week. However the studio also has more positive news to share this week.
Thotwise Games has now launched The Hum Universe, a new website for the title that gathers all of the media created for The Hum‘s ficitional setting of an alien-occupied Earth. That includes novels written by the developer’s Ariel Arias such as The Hum: Tales of Anubis and The Hum: The Awakening of the Red Hearth as well as an RPG book documenting the entire sci-universe. The videogame itself also features heavily on the site. Over time the developer hopes to add even more to the experience.
As for The Hum’s development, it’s not clear just how the title will be affected in the wake of the cancellation, although Arias does state that he isn’t sure how much time he will have to work on the project. The Hum casts players of a survivor of an alien invasion of Earth that begins to discover abilities within himself. The title is developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 and will arrive on PC, Mac and Linux with full support for the Oculus Rift VR HMD. A PlayStation 4 version with support for Project Morpheus is also planned.
VRFocus will continue to follow The Hum going forward, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.