Spanish indie videogame studio Rogue Titan Games announced its debut virtual reality (VR) title Echoes VR several months ago, revealing that it was the team’s final project for their masters at the Politechnic University of Madrid. As this will be their first videogame the studio is seeking funding to ensure all the usual costs of development can be met, so next week a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign will be launched.
The actual amount Rogue Titan Games is after isn’t a great deal, only £7,862 GBP/€8,820 EUR, which the team is hoping to raise over 35 days. There will be a range of funding tiers for backers to choose from, with an early bird deal for the title retailing for €16 for the first 100 backers. Once sold out the standard tier will be €20. For those that like extra goodies the tiers rise all the way up to €1,000 way backers gain access to all previous rewards plus the option to design their own creature.
Echoes VR is an action-oriented survival title set in the year 2066. Life has slowly withered away on Earth’s surface, pushing humanity to the brink of extinction. Because of war and the lack of resources, surviving countries formed The Government which created the Kore Garden project to ensure the survival of the planet. Thirty years have passed since then, and it has been five years since the project was cancelled.
In that time a rival faction called The Ghena have emerged, sending expeditions deep into the sea to find a solution to the crisis. As a member of one of these expeditions, you become separated from your crew and must navigate the underground caverns and flooded passageways to survive and complete the mission.
Designed to support PlayStation VR and Oculus Rift – with an estimated release on PlayStation 4 scheduled for April 2019 – Echoes VR will have players fighting strange creatures with an array of weaponry, from pistols to harpoons, utilising sonar to see in the darkest depths, and foraging for supplies to heal wounds and cure poisons.
The Echoes VR Kickstarter will begin next Tuesday, 27th November. For updates on the campaign keep reading VRFocus.