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Room-Scale VR MMORPG OrbusVR Meets It’s Kickstarter Funding Goal

Developer Ad Alternum Game Studios today announced the successful funding of their videogame OrbusVR, the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to be designed exclusively for room-scale virtual reality (VR).

The initial goal of $10,000 (USD) was surpassed in just four hours on the first day of the campaign and as of writing is up over $22,000 (USD), more than double the funding goal. The Kickstarter has five days remaining to snag the final few backers who want to push towards the final stretch goals. The first two stretch goals have already been reached, adding a pet system and an extra World Boss to the game.

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“Although we were hopeful that we would be able to raise the base goal, we never expected to do so in just 4 hours!” said Riley Dutton, Founder of Ad Alternum and Lead Programmer on OrbusVR. “The support of this game by the growing community of VR enthusiasts continues to surpass our expectations at every turn.”

The Kickstarter will close on March 13th 2017 having lasted only one week as part of Kickstarter’s effort to encourage creators to accomplish something in only seven days. Though most of the limited tiers of available rewards are already gone, there are still plenty left in the $30 (USD) to $500 (USD) range and one spot remaining in the $5,000 ‘Mythic Founder’ tier.

OrbusVR joins a group of other VR and related products using crowdfunding at the moment, including the Orboot augmented reality (AR) globe, the SwapBots AR toys, and the Hardlight haptic VR suit.

VRFocus will continue to provide updates on OrbusVR and other VR Kickstarter projects.