Last week, the VR game Space Rift was released for all established VR headsets for PC. If you want to learn more about the personal passion of the developers and their confidence in VR technology, take a look at the new Space Rift making-of video.
Enthusiasm, creativity and passion: the team behind Space Rift
In part four of the making-of series of Space Rift, publisher bitComposer and developer Vibrant Core talk about the developers’ incredible teamwork. Especially the passion for VR and the game itself get documented in an approachable way. This way, viewers can really feel the compelling force of all participants. The mutual support and the verve for the project helped Space Rift become what it is: a creative and innovative game which can keep pace with its competitors without the financial means of AAA productions. Among other things, the focus on the rich and cinematically told story helps Space Rift set its own focus. You can find the related video here.
Space Rift: A complete VR experience
Space Rift is specifically designed and optimized for VR headsets such as Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Gear VR und PlayStation VR. The cinematic story paired with the gameplay and level design is what makes Space Rift unique in this regard. Space Rift thrills players with a movie-like atmosphere, which reveals itself in the scripted missions and dozens of dialogues with detailed characters. Unlike other VR mini games and tech demos, which have been released for VR so far, Space Rift is a complete game experience.
About Space Rift: The player will become part of the story
Earth has been devastated entirely by a destructive meteor shower, thus forcing humanity to emigrate to Mars. Humans were enslaved by the organizations WEYSS and PANDORA and carve out a miserable existence on the xeric red planet. Players slip into the role of the veteran pilot Casey, who takes on the hostile organizations in order to liberate humankind from their suffering on Mars. Radio transmissions, newscasts and the interaction with the fondly designed non-player characters on the base station continuously add new thrilling details about the on-going conflict and also reveal pieces of background information.
Real cockpit feeling in outer space
The combination with Virtual Reality leads Space Rift to provide a unique and immersive gaming experience. This motivates the player to advance the story autonomously and to put together newly revealed pieces in the puzzle. Concurrently, the space ship evolves into being the player’s favorite companion - not only in connection with the quest to free humankind, but also in the course of exploring the whole galaxy. The particular segments of the playable outer space were designed individually by the level designers and therefore offer a vast amount of variety - also thanks to impressive visual effects.
Space Rift will be available for all major VR headsets applicable for PC at a price of USD/ EUR 17.99 (GBP 13.49): namely via Steam and the Humble Store. After the discount campaign the price will be USD/EUR 19.99 (GBP 14.99). The Android GEAR-VR version of Space Rift will also be released in Summer 2016 and the PlayStation VR version is planned for Fall 2016.
For further information, go to the game’s website: http://spacerift-thegame.com/spacerift-en/.