All the way back in March 2014 VRFocus reported on the reveal of some of the first gameplay for Lacuna Passage, an intriguing new virtual reality (VR) exploration title from indie developer Random Seed Games. While work on the Kickstarted title continues, the developer has also launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for another of their projects, TIMEframe. Not only that, but the campaign has already raised enough ‘Yes’ votes from the community to approve the title for sale on the full Steam store. Now that it’s successful, the developer notes that support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) may be included.
TIMEframe actually started life as an entry into a Ludum Dare game jam, the same time-based development competition that lead to the creation of other VR titles such as Water Hazard and Obolo. The title’s description reveals that the entire experience takes place within the space 10 seconds, although is viewed in slow motion to stretch it into 10 minutes. In this time players can explore an expansive and beautiful desert environment, observing some of the effects of the slow motion setting such as glass gradually falling towards the ground.
For those interested, the original version of TIMEframe can be played right now in a browser. Along with possible Oculus Rift support, the updated version will look to add brand new landmarks for players to discover as well as a dynamic soundtrack, interaction with some of the ruins and artefacts found, photography options and an overhaul to the title’s visuals. The developer is hoping to launch this new version on PC in early 2015 although there’s no word on pricing or possible Mac and Linux versions just yet.
VRFocus will continue to follow both TIMEframe’s progress and Random Seed Games’ work closely, reporting back on the possibility of Oculus Rift support for the videogame.