EVERSPACE Passes Kickstarter Campaign, Oculus Development Starts
Last month VRFocus reported on the launch of a new Kickstarter crowd-funding effort from ROCKFISH Games. The developer was looking to raise some €225,000 EUR to create EVERSPACE, a brand new, virtual reality (VR) compatible space simulation experience for PC. This week has seen the developer pass that initial goal, meaning EVERSPACE will launch with full support for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD). In fact the developer is also now starting work on that promised VR integration.
“With your great support we hit our funding goal nine days before the campaign ends – THANK YOU SO MUCH, INDEED!!!” the developer wrote in a Kickstarter update. “This is really fantastic as we can use the remaining days to get those stretch goals unlocked. We have some really cool stuff up ahead to be excited about and share with your friends on Facebook and tweet about on Twitter.”
As for the Oculus Rift support, the developer wrote: “Thanks to our friends at Oculus we have access to two DK2s on site now. Sven and Hans-Christian are all over it already and first tests are promising. We hope to be able to share more details about our VR implementation next week.”
EVERSPACE is a single-player experience being built with Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. The visually-impressive title features rouge-like elements and has a strong emphasis on action. Now that the campaign has passed its initial goal, ROCKFISH Games has just over a week to work towards some of its set stretch goals, which include additions such as console versions of the title. Those interested in the title can currently pledge €20 to secure a digital copy of it when it launches in October 2016.
VRFocus will continue to follow EVERSPACE closely, reporting back with the latest updates on the project.