Earlier this week indie developer Thotwise Games launched a new website for the universe based around its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror videogame, The Hum. The new site reveals that the developer is working on several novels and comics for the title and even teased that there could be some smaller, spin-off experience in development for the project. Now those titles have been officially revealed, with at least one of them featuring support for the Oculus Rift VR HMD.
Thostwise Games has announced The Hum: The Awakening of the Red Hearth and The Hum: Abduction Chambers. The former is a real-time strategy (RTS)/tower defence title that tells the story of the novel of the same name, announced on The Hum Universe. However The Hum: Abduction Chambers is set to be a little closer to the original title, following a group of people that are abducted by aliens prior to the invasion of Earth that sets up The Hum itself.
It’s The Hum: Abduction Chambers that will definitely support the Oculus Rift and is also developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, just like the full title. The developer revealed that a lot of work on the title had already been completed, thus it would likely arrive before The Hum: The Awakening of the Red Hearth, which is yet to be confirmed to support VR itself. It’s not yet clear exactly when the title might launch, however.
As for The Hum itself, development is said to be on hold for now but the title will ‘never’ be outright cancelled. It’s not clear just how these spin-offs will be distributed, though perhaps Thotwise Games is aiming to use them to raise funds to continue development on the full title. VRFocus will continue to follow The Hum going forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.