Last month saw indie developer IRIS VR reveal that it would be bringing its new virtual reality (VR) compatible franchise, Technolust, to new head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as Project Morpheus, HTC Vive and Gear VR. The developer specifically noted that it was the Technolust IP that would be heading to these devices, and not necessarily the original Technolust videogame that’s on its way to the Oculus Rift. Today the developer has revealed exactly what it has in the works for Gear VR via the ongoing Oculus Mobile VR Jam.
The developer’s Blair Renaud has confirmed that he is working with VR Bits’ Mark Schramm to create Technolust: Thought Crimes for Samsung and Oculus VR’s HMD. Little is known about the project at this point in time, although the developer did provide what appears to be the first art for the title, which can be seen above. The picture showcases a room with multiple screens along with what looks like a stereo and a used desk.
Technolust itself is set in a cyberpunk future in which corporations have taken over the world. Players can join a resistance and fight back against these groups as well as live out life in the sci-fi city, visiting arcades and gathering objects to take back to their own personal space. How Technolust: Thought Crimes fits into this universe remains to be seen.
The Mobile VR Jam is split into two separate categories, one being for videogames and the other for experiences. The winner of the ‘Platinum’ award in the videogame category will secure some $200,000, while ‘Gold’ videogame winners will earn $100,000. The ‘Silver’ prize for videogames is worth $50,000, while ‘Bronze’ offers $10,000. For apps, ‘Platinum’ gets $100,000, ‘Gold’ earns $50,000, ‘Silver’ is worth $30,000 and ‘Bronze’ earns $10,000.
VRFocus will continue to follow Technolust: Thought Crimes, reporting back with any further updates on it.