883 people have pledged €57,095 (EUR) to support the Titanic VR videogame on Kickstarter. The game is being developed by the team behind award-winning virtual reality (VR) experience Apollo 11.
Titanic VR is a combination of an exploration and treasure-hunting videogame with an educational historical experience. The game is divided into two parts, one part being a realistic exploration videogame where the player controls a submersible craft and descends into the ocean to explore the wreck of the Titanic and find interesting items. The second part puts the player within the events leading up to the famous disaster, using motion capture, facial scanning and professional voice actors to make the experience as immersive as possible.
Backers of the Kickstarter can expect rewards ranging from a digital copy of the game for those that pledged €20 through to the opportunity to be named as producer in the credits and name one of the ROV submersibles that appear in the game for those that pledged €6,000.
Titanic VR is expected to be released for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Playstation VR, but there will also be the option for a non-VR version for PC and PlayStation 4. The team are currently aiming for a November 2017 release date for all platforms.
A teaser demo is available through the Kickstarter page for those who wish to learn more, though the team say it will not reflect the quality of the final product. The demo supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and PC.
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