Virtual reality (VR) and space simulation videogames have gone hand-in-hand during this earlier stage in the former’s life. While developers struggle to work out how to replicate movement and more, space flight titles simply immerse you in a cockpit and give you the chance to explore universes and more. Gravity Core from Gravity Games isn’t like most of these other experiences, offering a strict, ‘anti-casual’ videogame. This week sees the title pass a Steam Greenlight campaign, approaching it for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come release.
Gravity Core is described as a space shooter that tests player’s coordinative abilities. The title is set in the distant future in which the debris of dead planets threatens to wipe out what remains of humanoid life across six other planets. As a means of defence a highly developed artificial intelligence known as E.V.E. creates a force field that is generated by two ships. The player pilots these ships, destroying debris and avoiding destruction.
“Yes, you did it!” the developer wrote in a Steam Greenlight update following the campaign’s success this week. “Thank you all so much for your support in getting this project of ours greenlit. E.V.E. was so happy that she almost smiled and she has not killed a crew member since she was informed about her upcoming career on Steam. We will get back to beta testing and squashing these nasty little bugs our testers have found.”
Gravity Core plans to support the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), although hasn’t yet begun working on its integration. The title is also currently accepting sign-ups for Beta testing. A full release is yet to be dated. VRFocus will continue to follow Gravity Core, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.