It’s been a while since indie developer Innervision Games has provided an update on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) focused puzzle videogame, Ethereon. VRFocus has provided constant coverage on the title throughout 2014, including revealing that a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign would be arriving later in the year. More recently the developer has offered a new look at the experience through a brand new demo, which can be downloaded now.
The new sample allows players to explore Ethereon‘s new ‘Aquatic Realm’. According to the developer this demo is meant to focus on the title’s cinematic qualities, which it hopes to deliver in full for the final launch. Players are able to explore the environment and even unlock a ride that will take them deeper into the ocean, discovering new creatures. It features full compatibility with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD) second development kit (DK2).
The developer has also revealed that the original demo, which features the first hour of gameplay content from the full title, will soon be seeing an update to support DK2. A more specific launch for the Kickstarter campaign, or any suggestion of its possible target goal, are yet to be mentioned. For now, this new demo can be downloaded from the Official Oculus VR Share Beta, where it is available on both PC and Linux. A Mac version is yet to be announced.
VRFocus will continue to follow Ethereon‘s progress as it moves towards a Kickstarter campaign, reporting back with any further updates.