Back in June 2014 indie developer Don Whitaker launched a new virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame by the name of Crashed Lander onto IndieGameStand. At the time of release the ‘gravity-based’ title was also running a Steam Greenlight campaign in hopes of a launch on Valve’s digital PC store as well. With that campaign passed the developer is today releasing Crashed Lander on Steam along with a new update that includes several new features and improvements to its Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) support.
Crashed Lander is currently available for £4.07 GBP. The title inspired by the likes of other arcade videogames such as Lunar Lander and Space Taxi. Players pilot a makeshift space craft by operating a number of thrusters. Struggling with the controls, players must hop from platform to platform in as short as time as possible, trying to set high scores. As they go players must take great care not to crash into the surrounding environment. The original title features three modes including Pad Hopper, Ring Runner and Fuel Miser.
For wide number of updates arrive for the title in v2.5, as it’s named. In terms of VR support, the developer has integrated v.0.4.4 of the Oculus VR SDK and included support for both the HMD and standard screens in one single version of the title. There are also ten new Ring Runner levels, bringing the total number of levels to 44. Elsewhere, the developer has added a new rewards system based around stars, with 132 to collect in Normal mode and 44 in Hard mode.
VRFocus reviewed Crashed Lander upon its initial release last year. The title is ‘unlikely to astound’ but, at the time, achieved a high standard of VR support that many could only hope to match. VRFocus will continue to follow and an all VR compatible titles, reporting back with the latest updates on each.