Plenty of new virtual reality (VR) videogames reveal themselves each and every week through Valve’s Steam Greenlight service. Not all of these titles support the likes of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) straight away, put pledge to add compatibility later down the line. First-person puzzle experience Retrograde is one such title. Developed by a team based in Boston, Massachusetts, this intriguing new experience has recently launched its own Greenlight campaign in hopes of launching on Valve’s full digital store in the future.
Retrograde is set in the minds of patients suffering from amnesia. Players will solve a wide array of puzzles in an attempt to piece together the given patient’s memories. The title’s challenges are based around gravity, which plays by its own rules. It might be that an object needed to progress is being pulled towards a certain wall, or that players themselves will manipulate gravity in order to best platform-based problems. An ‘overly enthusiastic guide’ will accompany players on their journey.
A demo for Retrograde is available now, although it should be noted that it doesn’t yet support the Oculus Rift. This is just one of many features the developer aims to add in the future, with other plans including timed challenges, secret areas, new minigames and more. The team is aiming for a full release in summer 2015, although a potential date for the Oculus Rift support is yet to be revealed.
VRFocus will continue to follow Retrograde closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.