Indie developer Totwise Studios (the former Thotwise Games) has big ambitions for its sci-fi universe, The Hum. Last year saw the developer sadly fail a Kickstarter campaign for a main entry in the series, which would support virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMDs). As a result, the studio announced a spin-off title named The Hum: Abductions, which itself is coming to both PC and PlayStation 4 with VR support. This week marks the launch of a demo for this upcoming title as well as a new portal for all things The Hum named The Hum Universe.
The Hum Universe can be downloaded from an official site and allows users to create their own profiles to access a portal to everything about The Hum, including The Hum: Abductions, the main entry in the series, and books that expand the sci-fi universe. The demo for The Hum: Abductions can be downloaded through this portal. It casts players as Holly Sanders, who investigates the disappearance of her husband a few months before the title starts. The title is a first-person horror experience that acts as a prequel to the main title.
The Hum: Abductions will feature full support for both the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus and is on display at the remainder of the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality (SVVR) Conference and Expo today. It’s not clear when the full version of the title will be launching, nor when The Hum itself will release. Both are being developed with Epic Games’ VR compatible toolset, Unreal Engine 4. Totwise Studios also has another entry into the universe in development as a real-time strategy experience named The Hum: The Awakening of the Red Hearth, although this is not expected to be VR compatible.
VRFocus will continue to follow all titles in The Hum Universe, reporting back with the latest on them.