Today brings reason to celebrate for indie developer VR Bits as the studio has passed its Kickstarter funding goal for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title, Darkfield. The campaign recently passed its $10,000 AUD goal to aid development of the videogame, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The target was reached with the help of over 300 backers.
“We have reached our goal of $10.000 and couldn’t be happier!” the developer wrote in a Kickstarter update. “You guys are awesome. Thank you so much!” At the same time, the team also promised that it would be revealing additional stretch goals for the campaign to reach in its remaining time, likely adding more to the Darkfield experience. There are still three days of funding left before the campaign closes on 27th October 2014.
Darkfield pits players in the cockpit of a range of space craft and lets them take part in co-op missions with up to three players. Each type of ship has unique perks, meaning players must work together to overcome obstacles such as heavily fortified enemy bases. Multiplayer team deatchmatch modes will also be avaiable in the full title as will a first-person single-player mode in which players explore the lore of Darkfield‘s sci-fi universe.
There’s still time to secure a digital copy of Darkfield as well as early access to the pre-release version of the title on PC in July 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s development closely, reporting back with any further updates.