Last month VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a promising new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame named Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth. This week the title, developed by indie studio Cardboard Keep, has passed that campaign, meaning that it has been approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release in early 2015. When it does launch Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth will feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display.
This is a third-person adventure experience that calls back to the Nintendo 64 era of videogames. Players control a young soldier that is tasked with restoring the balance between mankind and nature. This is done by taking control of lost children that inhabit the forest, each of which boasts a unique power. During their quest players will solve puzzles, overcome platform-based obstacles and survive in combat with a range of monsters.
Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth features a three-act story that will take players across a range of environments such as thick undergrowth, derelict ruins, windy mountaintops and haunting caverns. The title is also set to feature an arena mode in which players can compete across scoreboards. Along with PC the experience will also be arriving on Mac and Linux with controller support. VRFocus will continue to follow Warden: Melody of the Undergrowth, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.