The development of upcoming horror title Nevermind has been one of the most interesting stories to follow throughout 2014. Having failed to reach Kickstarter funding earlier in the year developer Erin Reynolds and her team reassured that development of the unique title would continue. The following June it was revealed that a new partnership with Intel would provide basic funding for the experience, although support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) couldn’t be confirmed. Now the developer has revealed that it will be launching a new crowd-funding campaign to secure VR support and more.
Reynolds has confirmed to VRFocus that a new Kickstarter campaign for Nevermind will launch on 8th October. The campaign will apparently include a ‘much more modest’ goal than the original’s $250,000 USD one. Although the title already has funding through Intel the developer hopes that additional funds will allow it to incorporate Oculus Rift support along with a wide range of other biometric sensors and possibly develop more levels for the title itself. As it stands, Nevermind currently includes support for Intel’s RealSense Camera, which measures a user’s heart rate without the need for chest straps.
Nevermind is a first-person experience that uses these sensors to monitor the player’s condition. The faster the player’s heart rate then the harder the title itself becomes. The videogame’s story sees players cast as a Neuroprober, a unique physician that travels into the minds of psychological trauma victims to provide treatment. The developer describes it as an adventure game in the spirit of the likes of Myst though obviously with a heavy emphasis on horror.
Along with these extra features the developer hopes to use Nevermind‘s Kickstarter campaign to bring the title to the Xbox 360 console. Make sure to look out for its launch on 8th October, then. VRFocus will continue to follow the title, reporting back with all the latest updates on its progress.