Virtual reality (VR) technology is allowing for some unique innovations to be made within the puzzle genre. Many developers are using the new forms of control and added immersion provided by the technology to create entirely new mechanics. Finnish developer Lucky You Studio is looking to do that with its upcoming puzzle shooter, Kumoon. The title has this month launched a Steam Greenlight campaign, looking to gain enough votes to be sold on Valve’s digital store come launch.
Kumoon, which is Finnish for ‘fall over’, casts players as a robot that travels from test to test, knocking over crates as they go. This is done by firing bullets that ricochet off of surfaces. Bouncing the bullet with increase a multiplayer for the score that each toppled crate is worth. The title can be played using the Oculus Rift head-mounted display’s (HMD’s) second development kit (DK2). In VR, the title is played in first person and players can use head-tracking to aim their shots.
Lucky You Studio has attached an autumn 2015 release date to Kumoon. A demo for the title can also be played in-browser or downloaded from the likes of IndieDB. The developer is also hoping to bring the experience to other HMDs in the future, though hasn’t specified exactly which kits this concerns.
VRFocus will continue to follow Kumoon, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.