Last year saw indie developer Rosebud Games launch a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for an ambitious new videogame named Death in Candlewood. Sadly, the title failed to achieve funding, despite the promise of virtual reality (VR) support with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). A few months later the team revealed that it was now working on a tie-in to this horror experience. That tie-in has now been revealed as House of Caravan, set to launch this spring with a VR compatible version following on afterwards.
House of Caravan casts players as a young boy named Lester Barnard who one day awakens in the titular mansion. Barnard can vaguely remember his kidnapping, but otherwise has no explanation for his whereabouts. As can be seen in the videogame’s first trailer below, players will explore the mansion, uncovering its lore of its evil family and solving its puzzles. The title will feature a number of hours’ worth of narrative to uncover as Barnard desperately searches for an escape route, eventually revealing his own role in the fictional town of Candlewood in which Rosebud Games’ original project is set.
Rosebud Games has confirmed to VRFocus that it is planning on bringing a VR version of the PC, Mac and Linux videogame to market after the launch of the first edition. Expect to hear details on that original launch in the near future, given that the developer is aiming for a spring launch. Just what plan the team has for the release of Death in Candlewood following the launch of House of Caravan is unknown at this time. Hopefully it too will see a VR release in the near future.
VRFocus will continue to follow Rosebud Games’ work on both House of Caravan and Death in Candlewood, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.