Earlier in the year indie developer Limasse Five launched its new first-person exploration title, NaissanceE onto Steam. The developer has continued to update the project since that time and has recently added support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The VR compatible version of the title is available to all who have already purchased the title on Steam, where it is available for £12.99 GBP.
In NaissanceE players will find themselves in a ‘primitive mysterious structure’ that they must explore in detail. As they journey along a linear path, players will solve puzzles and overcome obstacles, meeting ‘entities or mechanical systems’ that will reeact to their presence. Larger, open areas will also be dotted throughout the campaign, offering a greater degree of freedom of exploration.
“The main idea behind the game is to make the player appreciate the loneliness, the feeling to be lost in a gigantic unknown universe and to be marvelled by the beauty of this world” the developer explains in NaissanceE‘s description. “A world which seems to be alive, leading the player, manipulating him and playing with him for any reason.”
Limasse Five has stressed that Oculus Rift support for NaissanceE is still very much in development. That said, the title was made using the Unreal Development Kit (UDK), which Dream developer Hyper Sloth Games has revealed is currently incompatible with the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). As a result, NaissanceE is currently only compatible with the first development kit (DK1), with no clear date on when the studio might be able to add support for the latest version of the kit. The developer also stresses that those that suffer from epilespy should not play the title.
VRFocus will continue to follow NaissanceE going forward, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s VR support.