It’s a busy time for indie developer Zoxide Games. Last week saw the studio launch a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for an upcoming virtual reality (VR) title by the name of Neptune Flux, seeking $8,000 USD to bring it to PC with support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). At the same time the developer launched a Steam Greenlight campaign that hoped to secure enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital store come full release. Today, Neptune Flux has passed that Greenlight campaign.
As a result, the title will launch on Steam in November 2016 provided that all goes to plan with the Kickstarter campaign. At the time of writing Zoxide Games has managed to raise over a quarter of its goal at $2,713 with the help of 152 backers. There’s still just over three weeks until the campaign’s closure on 1st July 2015, giving the team plenty of time to raise the remaining money.
Neptune Flux is a story-driven exploration title set in the future, casting players as Sarah. As an employee of a corporation known as A.Q.U.A., players will be taken on deep sea missions as part of an effort to colonize humans for life underwater, as Earth itself is now a dusty wasteland. Players explore the depths, discovering supernatural wrecks, lost artefacts and treasures and more. After some time, Sarah’s objectives become increasingly unusual as she heads towards the ocean floor.
Those interested in the videogame can currently pledge $12 to secure a digital copy of the title for its release. Backer rewards continue all the way up to $2,499 where three fans can have their names credited as executive producers, talk to the developers and design some of the objects and environments that will appear in the final title. It’s not yet clear if the campaign holds any possible stretch goals.
VRFocus will continue to follow Neptune Flux closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.