Things have turned around for Parabole’s once-struggling Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible adventure title, Kôna. The title, which features support for the Oculus Rift on PC, Mac and Linux, has passed its initial goal of $40,000 USD with a short while to go before the campaign’s closure. It comes as quite a change of fortunes for the campaign, which still had over $10,000 to raise just a few days ago. On top of this news the title has also passed its Steam Greenlight campaign, meaning it is approved for sale on Valve’s digital store.
The developer thanked bakcers on Kickstarter while also revealing its first stretch goals that it will strive to reach in its remaining time. The first is a $48,000 goal to add new animations to the title’s protagonist, creating movement for arms and legs as players walk and interact with objects. The second goal, set at $60,000 teases a PlayStation 4 version with support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD as well as an Xbox One version. Can the campaign hit these goals in its limited remaining time?
Kôna is a first-person title set in Northern Quebec that casts players as private detective Carl Faubert. Faubert is hired to investigate vandalism to a rich industrialist’s summer home, but arrives on the scene to find the area completely deserted. As players find out just what has become of the local popular they will solve puzzles, drive vehicles and take part in action sequences.
The title is set to be delivered across four different episodes, with the first arriving in April 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow the title going forward, reporting back with any further updates.