In August 2014 indie developer Mindfield Games announced an intriguing new virtual reality (VR) videogame in Pollen. The title, which supports the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) has remained shrouded in mystery since that reveal, with only a basic outline and cryptic teaser trailer available for fans to speculate over. Some answers and reveals should be coming within the next few weeks however, as Mindfield Games has confirmed that it will be bringing a playable demo of the title to two upcoming events.
Pollen will be on display at the Unity booth at the 2015 Game Developers Conference on 4th – 6th March for the press. As for fans, the title will also be heading to PAX East in Boston, Massachusetts on 6th – 8th March. It’s not clear if the videogame will be exhibiting with the Oculus Rift at either of the events, although its VR-focused nature suggests that it will be.
The experience is set on Saturn’s sixth and largest moon, Titan. Players will find themselves in Research Station M on the moon’s surface, exploring the facility and uncovering the fate of the crew that once occupied it. The title takes inspiration from movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and videogames such as Gone Home in delivering an atmospheric experience.
“Pollen is a space exploration and mystery game that will launch on PC with Oculus Rift support later this year. Through a full virtual reality experience, players will be able to explore a desolate space station and an alien world quite unlike any other,” Co-Founder of Mindfield Games Olli Sinerma said of the news.
Pollen is aiming to launch on PC with full Oculus Rift support in late 2015. Potential ports of the title to other HMDs are yet to be mentioned. VRFocus will continue to follow Pollen closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.