Earlier in 2015 a developer named of Atom Republic ran a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible theme park-based videogame known as Atom Universe. The developer raised some £25,073 GBP towards the titles development on both PC and PlayStation with support for the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus head-mounted displays (HMDs) respectively. Shortly after its closure, Atom Republic launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for the title, which has now also proved successful.
The success means that, when Atom Universe launches on PC later on in 2015, it will do so on Valve’s digital store. The initial release will include a handful of attractions for players to take part in, including a Minikart Race, Shooting Gallery and Motor Stunts. More events, such as a golf minigame, will be added over time with the PlayStation 4 version also arriving a little further down the line.
Atom Universe will be a free download in which players spend ‘Atomz’ to gain entrance into activities. These are bought with real world money. Atom Republic is working with a number of other developers such as nDreams, PS Talent and more on some of the title’s content.
VRFocus will continue to follow Atom Universe closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title.