Crystal Rift Reduces Kickstarter Backer Tiers for Black Friday

You might not have thought that Black Friday holiday sales would be able to reach the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform but indie developers Jon Hibbins and Nick Pittom disagree. The pair has just revealed that it is cutting the prices of some of its backer tiers for its ongoing campaign for Crystal Rift, the virtual reality (VR) compatible dungeon crawling experience for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). A brand new tier has also been added.


The developers have taken 50% off of all backer tiers from the Dungeon Curator level and up. That means that this tier is now priced at £125, giving backers the opportunity to design their own puzzle for the final game. The Indiana Jones level, now priced at £200 offers backers the chance to design a hidden room while Dungeon Master, priced at £1,000, will let them create an entire level. Finally, the £2,500 Dungeon Producer tier offers an executive producer credit and the chance to be among the first to play Crystal Rift.

All of these tiers also include a copy of the title and more. Meanwhile, a new Armoured Champion tier, set at £40, offers 100 backers a black t-shirt with a custom logo designed by  Pittom. The t-shirt will arrive in January 2015.

Crystal Rift is a first-person experience in which players move one step at a time on a grid, overcoming traps, obstacles and puzzles. Should the Kickstarter campaign prove successful then it aims to launch in July 2015. The developers are also hoping to bring it to Samsung’s Gear VR smartphone-based HMD, although this edition is yet to be fully confirmed. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress heading towards launch, reporting back with any further updates on it.