Late last year indie developer Clockwork Demon revealed a unique new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame in Adopted. The title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), casts players as a Boston Terrier named Luchador that interacts with its three owners throughout the course of one night. Today sees the developer launch a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Adopted, hoping to raise $140,000 USD to aid development of the title. If successful then Clockwork Demon will bring its project to PC, Mac and Linux.
Adopted is a first-person, single-player exploration experience that takes place on a stressful evening for Luchador’s three owners: Marisa, Wyatt and Laurel. Players will explore the owner’s house, choosing which characters to assist as they go. The videogame will remember the choices players make, creating a branching story. Players will be able to influence their owners by barking, breaking objects or retrieving objects to attract their attention and manipulate their actions. It will be up to players to use these tricks to make tough choices about who to assist and more.
Clockwork Demon co-founder Caleb Moore came up for the idea for the title after he discovered that his own Boston Terrier has passed away while he was on honeymoon. The title was born out of Moore’s reflection on how this affected his relationship with his new wife.
Those interested in Adopted can secure a digital copy of the title for $10, although this is a limited tier with 250 slots available. Once these are used up the price will increase to $15. A number of stretch goals for the campaign are also teased, although not specified. The developer hopes to launch the title in full in August 2016. The campaign comes to a close on 26th March 2015. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on.