Virtual reality (VR) is primarily intended for 3D experiences, transporting users to new worlds to explore either in first or third person. But that doesn’t mean that 2D videogames are going to miss out on all the action; this month has seen the launch of a Steam Greenlight campaign for a Gon’ E-Choo! a new arcade-style title developed by Marc Ellis that is planning to include full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).
Set for release this summer, Gon’ E-Choo! casts players as a cartoon otter that climbs around an environment attempting to brad paper airplanes. As players progress they will have to avoid an alligator and bees as well as water. A yo-yo can be used as a weapon to fight off insects while reading ‘The Junior Guide to Petty Zoological Facts’ allows players to power up.
“Like the games it is based on, ‘Gon’ E-Choo!‘ is easy to learn, but hard to master,” Ellis states on the Greenlight campaign’s page. “Casual players will be treated to tricky AI while master players can use the game’s non-random patterns to speed run or reach the game’s cryptic kill-screen. ”
Being that this is an arcade title, Oculus Rift support will be grant players to ability to play Gon’ E-Choo! at a virtual cabinet, images of which can be seen below. VRFocus will continue to follow the title closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.