Finnish independent videogame developer VRKiwi says it is concerned by the lack of high-quality content available in virtual reality (VR) is set to make its debut in VR with a title it hopes will be approachable and fun for all kinds of VR users, called Cave Digger.
Set to be released on Steam for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality, Cave Digger puts the player in the role of a miner trying to find treasure.
Cave Digger is set in an alternative universe version of the Wild West. The player, in the role of the miner is guided by a mysterious voice on the radio from the saloon down into a dark mineshaft to mine the rich seams of ore.
The motives of the overseer speaking over the radio are unknown, and many secrets are waiting to be discovered by the player under the layers of rock, dirt and gemstones. Layers can equip themselves with tools and mine at the walls of the mine shift, collecting the treasure found in order to get money to pay for better equipment that will, in turn, allow the player to dig deeper.
For players who collect enough money, high-tech tools such as a vein scanner, circular saw or high-speed drill become available to allow the discovery or bigger gemstones, and deeper mysteries tht can be uncovered.
The developers are encouraging players to invite over friends for a social experience, saying that the rounds are short, enabling for a quick switch of players in between rounds. VRKiwi have even suggested that the title could be suitable for VR arcades as well as home VR set-ups.
The title will be available for free on Steam from 10th May, 2018. Further information can be found on the Steam Store page and the teaser trailer is available to view below. As usual, VRFocus will ring you the latest news and updates on new and upcoming VR titles.