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Konrad the Kitten to Leave Early Access Next Month

FusionPlay are preparing virtual reality (VR) virtual pet simulation, Konrad the Kitten, for full release. Compatible with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Windows Mixed Reality head-mounted displays (HMDs), Konrad the Kitten takes the novel approach of attaching one motion-controller to a plush toy for true simulation.

Konrad the Kitten screenshot

Next month, players will be able to immerse themselves in the virtual world of Konrad the Kitten and experience the first virtual cat that feels like a real one. Players must look after Konrad and care for him as though he were a real pet, satisfying his needs and playing mini-games with him, unlocking more than 50 accessories as they progress.

Konrad obviously needs food, but also needs to be taught how to use a litter box. Conducting these routines in addition to playing mini-games with Konrad, such as hunting for mice or completing an obstacle course, will earn the player coins with which to purchase new items. In the Dress Room, players can unlock more than 50 accessories and dress Konrad any way you want; how about cool glasses, a funny little hat or a suit for Konrad?

As stated above, one of the unique features of Konrad the Kitten is the unique plush toy mode. This feature brings your plush toy to life as a virtual cat, letting you feel like it’s really there: hold it, cuddle it and play with it as though it were your real pet.

Konrad the Kitten launched as a Steam Early Access title back in 2016, and has since received numerous updates and free expansions. Originally launched as version 0.2, Konrad the Kitten debuted with just three areas and 12 interactive objects, and three mini-games. Since that time the videogame has undergone a considerable amount of polish in preparation for its official launch.

Konrad the Kitten plush toy mode

FusionPlay are preparing to launch Konrad the Kitten on 16th February 2018. The videogame is currently available for £8.99 GBP as a Steam Early Access title, but upon its official launch Konrad the Kitten will see a price increase to £14.99, so there’s still time to jump on board and receive an early adopter discount. VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details on Konrad the Kitten and other forthcoming VR titles from FusionPlay.