Last month VRFocus reported on the reveal of a new virtual reality (VR) compatible PC videogame in the form of Louie Cooks for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). At the time developer Starlit confirmed that it would be launching a crowd-funding campaign to support development of the title. This week has seen the studio launch that campaign on Kickstarter, looking to raise a €12,000 EUR goal by 11th June 2015. A Steam Greenlight campaign, seeking approval to be sold on Valve’s digital store, as also launched.
Louie Cooks tasks players with helping their cat, Louie, in his quest to become a marmalade-cook. As Louie prepares his ingredients players must protect him from enemies known as ‘Cuties’ using the Oculus Rift and a microphone. The title will even pick up on certain head movements, allowing players to interact with certain Cuties in entirely new ways while the microphone allows them to shout at approaching enemies. Cuties will try a number of tricks, including disguising themselves as food, in order to try and grab Louie’s ingredients.
The title will feature multiple stages which can be accessed either through a ‘Quick Game’ mode or a Story option, following Louie’s journey to create the perfect marmalade flavour.
Those interested in Louie Cooks can currently pledge €10 to secure a digital copy of the title, which is estimated to arrive in Q3 2014. Backer rewards continue all the way up to €1,200 in which one person can join a design meeting with Starlit via Skype to help create a completely new stage. The campaign features a number of stretch goals to include more stages and enemies, though the developer is yet to comment on if the title could also head to other HMDs such as the HTC Vive.
VRFocus will continue to follow Louie Cooks closely, reporting back with any further updates on the title’s progress.