Indie developer VR Bits has seen two successful crowd-sourced campaigns for its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation title Darkfield in as many weeks. The developer first passed its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign on 27th October 2014, raising over $13,000 AUD to aid development. This week Darkfield‘s Steam Greenlight campaign has also proved a success, meaning the title has been approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full launch, which is expected in July 2015.
As the developer noted on Reddit, Darkfield‘s Greenlight campaign was made a success within the space of 41 days. VR Bits also revealed that it was bringing the title to the Unity 5 engine, meaning that it can take advantage of all of the latest features found in the new development tool. The team even shared a new screenshot of Darkfield running in Unity 5, which can be seen below. The engine features full integration with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) which Darkfield itself supports.
Darkfield is a first-person flight simulation title in which players take on missions with up to three other friends. Each takes a different class of ship with their own perks and then must work together to take down enemies and more. The title also features a multiplayer team deathmatch mode as well as an intriguing single-player first-person exploration feature in which players can roam around environments discovering the lore of Darkfield‘s fictional universe.
VRFocus will continue to follow Darkfield as it heads towards launch, reporting back with any further updates on the title.