Last year saw France-based indie developer Fusty Game host a hugely successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame named Hover: Revolt of Gamers. The developer raised some $116,398 USD to bring the title, which is inspired by the Jet Set franchise, to PC with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). Since that time backers that pledged a certain amount to the campaign have been enjoying a private Alpha version of the title for testing. Recently Fusty Game has detailed when a public version of the testing phase will go live.
Hover: Revolt of Gamers will launch in Steam’s Early Access system on 6th April 2015. This pre-release version of the stunt-based videogame will feature a large map for players to skate around and perform tricks in as well as a wide range of missions to take on. Both online and offline options will be available, although for now the former simply offers the chance to meet other people within the title’s city environment and take on the same missions as offline. Players will even be able to access a mission editor that will allow them to share new challenges.
The Early Access version of the title contains four playable characters. Each can upgrade speed, jump, force and energy by gaining XP points from completed missions. As players travel around the city cameras will send security forces after them to retrieve items. Players can also sabotage the reign of the city’s dictator, the Great Administrator, by removing anti-videogame holograms found around the city. There are also a total of 60 hidden ‘gamegirls’ located around the environment which players can search for.
It doesn’t appear that Oculus Rift support is included in this version of the title just yet. The developer is aiming to have the full version ready for spring 2016, complete with performance improvements, more playable characters, modes, areas, music and a more complete version of the mission editor. A price for the pre-release version is yet to be announced, although it will be less than the full product.
VRFocus will continue to follow Hover: Revolt of Gamers closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title.