It’s been a new months now since indie developer Thotwise Games cancelled a failing Kickstarter campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror videogame, The Hum. The developer had hoped to raise $250,000 NZD to fund production of the title but had only managed to gain $10,287 by the time of the campaign’s closure. Since then the studio has remained relatively silent, suggesting that it was now working on two spin-off titles for The Hum to raise more money. This week it’s been suggested that an update will be arriving soon.
Thotwise Games’ Ariel Arias recently suggested as much while advertising The Hum‘s appearance at an event named Meet the Game. Posting a picture of The Hum‘s stand on Twitter, Arias noted: “#TheHum demo ready for #MeetTheGame2, with news and updates soon.” It certainly sounds as if the developer has made some progress on The Hum since the Kickstarter was cancelled, then. What this might mean for the other projects is currently unclear.
The Hum is a first-person experience that is compatible with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The title casts players as the survivor of an alien invasion of earth that must avoid enemies as they continue to discover new abilities. Arias hopes to bring the title to PC but also developer a PlayStation 4 version with support for the Project Morpheus HMD. VRFocus will continue to follow The Hum, reporting back with any further updates on the title.