Back at Gamescom 2015 VRFocus sat down with an intriguing upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible videogame named The Town of Light from indie developer LKA. The project featured support for the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2), though it wasn’t clear if it would be launching with such support, or integrating official VR support in later down the line when the consumer version of the kit had been made available. It’s just weeks now until the launch of the Oculus Rift, but LKA has still launched The Town of Light with support for DK2.
The title can now be picked up via Steam for a discounted price of £12.45 GBP. Set in the first half of the 20th Century, players are cast as Renée, who revisits a mental asylum in which she used to be incarcerated. The building itself is based off of a real asylum that was shut down in 1978 for its shocking treatment of its patients. It’s been accurately recreated with 3D graphics here, and Renée will recall some of the horrors that she experienced in her time there as she tours the decaying halls.
As for VR support, the title has implements Oculus SDK 0.8, making it up to date as possible. The developer notes that: “The game will support the VR at launch with a separate “test branch” available through the Steam client to everyone who has bought the game.” Hopefully an update for support for the consumer Oculus Rift will arrive when the device launches on 28th March 2016. LKA hasn’t yet said if The Town of Light could also end up supporting the HTC Vive, or come to the PlayStation 4 console with support for PlayStation VR.
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