It’s been just over two weeks since Imaginary Game Studio passed its Steam Greenlight campaign for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror videogame Perturbia and the developer has already delivered more news. This week sees the launch of the first public beta for the title, which can be downloaded for free on PC over on its official website. Those waiting for Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support should note that it is not included in this version of the release.
“This is not a proof of concept, neither an “idea of what the game will be”,” the developer wrote in an update on the title’s Steam Greenlight page. “Perturbia is already defined esthetically [sic], so is it’s story and, as for the functional level, is also closed and well-polished. This is like a sneak peek, or preview of what we are preparing for you. We are aware that there are a few things to work on, but we’d like to show you the way Perturbia is being develop and this demo is the best example of the path that we are taking.”
Perturbia is a first-person horror experience in which players are cast as Josh, a young photographer that finds himself trapped in a seemingly abandoned building. Players will have to solve complex puzzles and complete mini games inspired by retro experiences. With the demo, Imaginary Game Studio is asking for feedback from players to help address bugs and other mechanics. Those wanting to help can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
VRFocus will continue to follow Perturbia going forwards, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.