Virtual reality (VR) is already proving its worth in the horror genre, enhancing already scary experiences into something much more terrifying. Another such horror title has recently revealed itself via a Steam Greenlight campaign. That title is All is Dust from indie developer Mannequin Games, which features full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). The Greenlight campaign hopes to raise enough positive votes in order to approve the title for sale on Valve’s official PC store come full release.
All is Dust takes the shape of a first-person horror videogame in which players are cast as Thomas Joad, a farmer and father. Set in 1931, the title takes place in the state of Oklahoma, which had been decimated by the Dust Bowl at the time. Over the course of three nights players will investigate a series of mysterious and horrific events on Joad’s farm that are having an effect on the land. Players are armed only with a lantern as they explore the dried-up fields in the dead of night, trying to come to terms with these events.
Mannequin Games is looking to launch All is Dust on PC in summer 2015, though a more specific date is yet to be announced. The developer claims that the title will be entirely free, without any additional DLC to pay for. Possible support for Valve and HTC’s Vive HMD hasn’t been mentioned at this point in time.
VRFocus will continue to follow All is Dust, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.