Last week indie developer Imaginary Game Studio launched its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror videogame named Perturbia. The title is hoping to raise some $18,000 USD in order to fund creation. By the developer’s own admission the campaign hasn’t gotten off to the best start, having raised just $430 at the time of writing. To this end, the studio has released a new demo to promote Perturbia, giving players their first taste of the videogame’s VR support.
As noted in a Kickstarter update the developer has released a special chapter of Perturbia named ‘The Mind Forest’. The unique section tasks players with completing a maze. Unlike the first demo, however, this one features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The studio noted that it hasn’t been easy bringing VR support to the full experience but has managed to make this small section playable. The demo can be downloaded for free from the Kickstarter page, with a version for standard monitors also available.
Perturbia is a first-person experience in which players are cast as Josh, a young photographer that investigates an abandoned building, only to find himself lost in it. It’s not long before players encounter a range of challenges, including puzzles and mini-games that have been inspired by retro experiences. Those interested in the title can currently pledge $15 to secure a digital copy of the title for its estimated release in January 2016. The campaign itself still has plenty of time to get back on track, ending on 26th March 2015.
VRFocus will continue to follow Perturbia‘s progress closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s development.