Cyan World's ambitious crowdfunding campaign for Obduction --a spiritual successor to classic adventure games Myst and Riven-- has passed its initial US$1.1M goal, securing development of the "base game".
The team has now set its sites on stretch goals, the first of which promises Oculus Rift VR display support and EFIGS localisation (adding French, Italian, German and Spanish languages):
Oculus Rift support was a great first choice, and it becomes part of our first stretch goal. At the 1.3 million dollar level, we will support the Oculus Rift. What does that mean? We believe that playing Obduction through the lenses of an Oculus Rift will be a rich, immersive experience for those players fortunate enough to have the equipment to support it. However, adding support for the Oculus Rift will in no way affect or diminish the experience for "traditional" gamers. The game will be immersive regardless of your view. Oculus Rift use will be entirely optional. (Note: At our discretion additional VR devices may also be supported.)
A futher stretch goal of an additional world, and a "roadtrip mode" has also been set for US$1.7M:
Roadtrip Mode allows two people to share the exploration via the internet. One player would be the “driver” - moving and interacting, while the other player would be a “passenger” - following where the “driver” goes, but able to freely look around on their own computer. They will be able to talk with each other, offering advice or pointing out highlights. And the players can switch the “driver” and “passenger” whenever they want. It seems like a great way to facilitate something that happens naturally - and let players share the journey.
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