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Crystal Rift Greenlit on Steam

The Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for John Hibbins and Nick Pittom’s Crystal Rift remains ongoing but the developers do have another campaign success to celebrate this week. Crystal Rift has passed its Steam Greenlight run, meaning the virtual reality (VR) compatible title will be sold on Valve’s digital PC store come full release next year. When it does launch, the title will feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

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Crystal Rift is a first-person dungeon crawling experience in which players move on a grid. As players explore environments they will have to solve puzzles and avoid traps and obstacles. Crystals act as keys to progress into new areas, although can also be used as power ups. Red crystals, for example, will grant the ability to shoot fire or survive fire attacks for a limited period of time. Players will have to manage their use, however, as they can only either unlock one door or be used as a power up.

The Kickstarter campaign for Crystal Rift is hoping to raise £4,000 GBP by 12th December 2014 in order fund development of the title. At the time of writing the campaign is over halfway, with £2,494 raised. Those interested can currently pledge £16 to secure a digital copy on PC, Mac or Linux for the title’s release in July 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow Crystal Rift‘s progress, reporting back with any further updates on its development.