With the horror videogame genre already starting to fill up with virtual reality (VR) compatible titles, developers need to start offering good reasons to pay attention to their work over others. One such developer is First Rule Studios, which is currently working on a ‘high-intensity’ first-person VR experience currently named Project Jump Scare. This month the team has launched its first demo for the title, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) on PC.
Details on Project Jump Scare are scarce at this point in time, although the team does note that it is a ‘shooter experience’. The demo lets players explore an alien landscape armed with what appears to be a laser-based weapon. Enemies seem to appear as if from thin air in front of the players, ensuring that the title lives up to its namesake as players keep their wits about them. The developer itself has had experience working on a number of other VR projects such as the Zombies on the Holodeck demo for the Survios VR system.
The demo can currently be downloaded either through the title’s ongoing Steam Greenlight campaign for through the Oculus VR Share beta. First Rule Studios hopes to release Project Jump Scare alongside the release of a consumer VR HMD, although it interestingly doesn’t specific the Oculus Rift. Could this mean that the title also plans to arrive on PlayStation 4 with support for the Project Morpheus HMD in the future? VRFocus will continue to follow Project Jump Scare, reporting back with any further updates.