Indie developer Iris VR has a lot going on in the virtual reality (VR) space right now. The company’s original project, Technolust, remains in the works for the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) while a new spin-off, Technolust: Scanlines, has also been announced for the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR kits. Now Iris VR has revealed a third VR title that will be released both as a mini-game within the original Technolust and as a standalone experience. That title is Kerser.
Revealed on Iris VR’s official website, Kerser is described as a ‘high speed endless runner style racer for VR’. It takes the form of a third person title in which players steer a ship through a cyberpunk landscape not too dissimilar to Technolust‘s own neo-urban environment. As with other endless runners, players will have to avoid obstacles as they progress as well as collect power-ups that will provide speed boosts and slowdowns as well as will give them points and cash which can then be spent on upgrading their vehicle.
“Gameplay in Kerser is based around lightning fast hand-eye co-ordination,” the developer explains on the website. “The player dodges through procedurally generated cityscapes. Difficulty and speed is increased as the player progresses further into the game.” New ships can also be purchased, although the team notes that these are currently mostly aesthetic changes with adjustable values for both speed and handling. The developer hasn’t mentioned if the standalone version of the title could support the HTC Vive or come to PlayStation 4 with PlayStation VR, though has said that it is looking to bring Technolust itself to both in the future.
Technolust’s first-person adventure will feature an arcade in which players can unwind playing mini-games such as Kerser.
VRFocus will continue to follow Kerser and each of Iris VR’s other projects closely, reporting back with the latest updates on them.