This month marks the launch of an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign for a brand new massively multiplayer online (MMO) videogame named Hide & Hold Out – H2o. The title is looking to raise $8,500 USD to go towards development. A Steam Greenlight campaign has also been launched, looking to secure enough positive votes in order to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store in time for a full launch.
Hide & Hold Out – H2o is described by developer Alexis Jouanneaux as a multiplayer survival title that focuses on player vs. player combat and social interactions. The first-person title places players in a large, open-world city that’s flooded. Players are able to explore this world, eventually building their own settlement. From there they will be able to build their own vehicles such as jet skis and other equipment to help them in underwater exploration missions in which they may face off with deadly wildlife.
The first stretch goal for Hide and Hold Out – H2o‘s IndieGoGo campaign is a $15,000 limit to add both a new sewer environment and support for the Oculus Rift. Further goals tease the inclusion of aircraft and a winter-based ‘hardcore’ mode. Those interested can pledge $15 to secure a digital copy of the title. This is a limited tier restricted to 250 backers, with the price increasing to $18 after that. The developer hopes to launch a closed Alpha for the videogame this summer, with a full launch taking place in Q4 2015.
VRFocus will continue to follow Hide & Hold Out – H2o‘s progress, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.