Earlier in the year indie developer Desktop Daydreams Studios failed to secure funds for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror experience The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead. The team had hoped to raise £37,500 GBP to aid development but sadly only managed to obtain £6,802 in pledges. At the time of the Kickstarter’s closure the team stated that it was ‘passionate’ about continuing on with the title. Now it’s been revealed that the studio has been ‘sneakily working hard’ on The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead since that time.
“We’re alive and still here!” the developer recently noted in an update to its Steam Greenlight page. “After the energy sapping Kickstarter campaign had ended, we all needed some time to recharge and reflect on a very hectic and draining time for us.” The studio went on to state that it was still working hard on the project, though didn’t reveal any details on if its projected release date of January 2016 had changed at all.
The Corridor: On Behalf of The Dead is described by its developer as an ‘atmospheric first-person sci-fi horror adventure’. Set in a world filled with crime following a disaster event, players are cast as a Custodian, an agent that enters the mind of suspected murderers to gather evidence of their crimes. The title features a non-linear story that will see players manage limited resources and interact with environments. Enemies will try and keep certain memories from players, which must be obtained without ‘direct confrontation’.
The title features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). VRFocus will continue to follow The Corridor: On Behalf of the Dead, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.