Back in December 2014 VRFocus reported on the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a new virtual reality (VR) adventure videogame by the name of Plugged. The title, developed by indie team Endtimes Studios, is hoping to raise enough ‘Yes’ votes on the service to secure a spot on Valve’s digital PC store come full launch. While the campaign remains ongoing, the developer has recently launched a brand new demo for Plugged, which can currently be sampled for free with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Endtimes Studios describes Plugged as a ‘new breed’ of first-person adventure videogame. The title aims to put a spin on classic point and click gameplay by allowing players to select objects to interact with simply by looking at them. The story revisits key moments in the main character’s life, allowing players to make their own choices that will shape the course of the narrative. You might have to choose between going to a much-needed job interview of spending time with a high school sweetheart, for example. The choices players make will result in a number of different endings.
Developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 toolset, Plugged‘s visual style is inspired by ’50s pin ups, giving it a distinctive look. The demo is currently available for PC over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta and works with both the Oculus Rift’s first and second development kits (DK1 and DK2). Don’t worry if you’re yet to pick up an HMD; the title can also be played with a standard monitor set up. Mac and Linux versions of the experience are also yet to be confirmed. The developer hasn’t made any announcements on a possible release date either.
VRFocus will continue to follow Plugged closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.