It’s been a while since indie developer Imaginary Game Studio provided on update on its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame, Perturbia. Last year saw the horror experience, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD), launch and pass a Steam Greenlight campaign meaning that it will be sold on Valve’s digital store come full release. Today sees the developer launch a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign in the hopes of raising $18,000 USD to aid development of the project.
Perturbia is described by its creator as a ‘hardcore, old school’ puzzle title that focuses on psychological horror. The story follows Josh, a young photographer that becomes trapped in an abandoned building. As he begins to explore he finds that he might not be alone. The title players out as a first-person experience in which players will solve challenges that include retro-inspired mini games and complex puzzles. The developer notes that the title is intentionally difficulty so that players might feel a sense of reward from overcoming trials.
Imaginary Game Studio notes that Perturbia isn’t exclusive to the Oculus Rift, allowing for the title to be played on standard monitors as well. A demo for the experience can be downloaded from the Kickstarter page along with other bonus materials such as a comic that serves as a prologue for the experience.
Those interested in Perturbia can pledge $15 to secure a digital copy at launch. This backer tier is limited to 100 slots, with the price increasing to $20 once full. Two additional stretch goals also tease possible extra chapters for the title, one named Perturbia: Unforgiven Sins for $28,000, the other being Perturbia: Memories From Hell for $33,000. The main experience is expected to launch in January 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow Perturbia closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.