Earlier in the year VRFocus reported on the launch of a new virtual reality (VR) demo named Affected from indie developer Fallen Planet Studios. The experience, which is available for free on PC and Mac, terrified players with its tense atmosphere, jumps and support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Now the developer has returned with a full sequel to that experiment, Affected – The Cabin. The title has this week launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign to raise money for continued development.
As with its predecessor, Affected – The Cabin is a first-person horror experience with a focus on VR. Players will explore a procedurally generated world that aims to simulate live action horror walkthroughs. The story sees you investigate the strange disappearance of a group of people sent to a remote cabin in Kern Woods in 1984. Players will uncover documents and clues as they explore the cabin, discovering what became of the missing people.
At the start of a playthrough three different themes will be available to choose from, determining what players will find inside the cabin. These include a war time school, disused manor house and the dank torturers slaughterhouse. Each theme has multiple endings based on choices that players make throughout. Multiple playthroughs are encouraged in order to see everything and a progress metre will display how much of the cabin has been explored.
Along with the Oculus Rift, Affected – The Cabin will include support for Sixense’s STEM motion controller system as well as the Cyberith Virtualizer and Virtuix Omni omnidirectional treadmills, allowing players to walk through the experience themselves. The experience is being developed using the Unity 5 engine.
Affected – The Cabin‘s Kickstarter campaign is hoping to raise £18,500 GBP. Those interested can currently pledge £12 to secure a digital copy of the title at its release in Q4 2015. A number of stretch goals have been listed for the Kickstarter, teasing new modes, environments and even an unlockable prologue. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s development, reporting back with any further updates.