Back in December 2014 indie developer Psytec Games passed a crowd-funding campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible dungeon crawling videogame named Crystal Rift. The studio raised £4,830 GBP towards the project, which is on its way to PC, Mac and Linux with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) as well as the Gear VR smartphone-based HMD. This week sees the team launch a pre-order page over on the Humble Store for those that didn’t secure a copy during the Kickstarter effort.
The PC-based version of Crystal Rift can now be pre-ordered at a discounted price of £14.99. When the title launches in full it will be available for £16.99. Fans also have the option to pre-order the title for $20 USD over on the official website. A demo for the experience can also be found on the site for those wanting to sample the title before committing to a pre-order. Note that, while the Humble Store page lists a 31st July 2015 release date, the developer is yet to confirm if the title will definitely launch on that day.
Crystal Rift is a first-person dungeon crawling experience in which players move step-by-step on a square based grid. As they explore environments players will have to solve puzzles, locate switches, avoid dangers and collect crystals. Once obtained, these crystals can be used either as power-ups that will augment players in a number of ways or as keys to progress through locked doors. While Psytec Games has crafted a full single player campaign, the title also features a level editor that will allow players to create their own VR dungeons and share online.
Specific dates for the release of either version of Crystal Rift are yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.