It’s been a few weeks now since indie studio Atom Republic passed its Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible theme park videogame, Atom Universe. In that time the developer has released a demo and revealed plans for a new crazy golf minigame for the experience. This week sees the team make another big step towards Atom Universe‘s eventual release, as it has posted a new Steam Greenlight campaign, hoping to raise enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release.
Atom Universe is set to be a free-to-play experience, meaning that the Steam page will simply act as a download hub should it be approved. Set to release in summer 2015, the title will feature full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). A PlayStation 4 version is also in the works with integration with the Project Morpheus HMD. The console version is currently expected to launch a short while after the PC edition, with Project Morpheus support arriving when the kit launches in the first half of 2016.
The title’s initial release will consist of a hub world that will grant players access to three attractions including a Minikart Race, Shooting Gallery and Motor Stunts. As a free-to-play title, players are able to purchase Atomz, which act as the videogame’s currency. This Atomz are used for admission into attractions. Aside from the golf minigame, it’s not clear what other attractions are planned for Atom Universe at this point in time.
VRFocus will continue to follow Atom Universe closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.