Microïds, the indie publisher specializing in adventure titles, and noted game designer Paul Cuisset today revealed an Oculus Rift stretch goal for the Subject 13 adventure game Kickstarter campaign currently underway. The game’s appeal for funding is on track with over 30% of funding pledged by backers just seven days into the 30-day campaign.
The game’s early supporters got a welcome surprise as Cuisset announced that he will sign all boxed copies pledged by the initial 300 backers—and additional fans can get on board with this offer with a new $60 pledge that will also include a signed boxed copy.
The newly revealed stretch goal to add support for the innovative Oculus Rift virtual reality headset adds the opportunity for players to become further immersed in the mysterious world of Subject 13. With Oculus Rift support, the game will remain in a third-person perspective that allows players to see the protagonist Franklin Fargo interact with his environment while having full control of the camera through headset tracking. This unique gameplay perspective can only be experienced if adventure game fans meet the new stretch goal—but new screenshots released today show more of the game in action.
“Each day, we see how strong the Kickstarter community is for communicating with players,” said Paul Cuisset. “We thank each and every player who has pledged. Please keep telling your friends who love adventure games to come visit our page—with your help we can bring players a great adventure game experience!”
In Subject 13, players will take on the role of Franklin Fargo, a physics professor who has become a recluse after the tragic death of his fiancée. One morning, he wakes up in an abandoned underground scientific facility with no external contact other than a mysterious voice. The voice calls him "Subject 13." As Franklin Fargo, players will interact with the 3D environment around them by collecting, using, and manipulating objects to overcome a multitude of devious barriers to the professor’s escape. Fargo’s goal is to not only set himself free but discover the true reasons for his imprisonment—can he escape from the prison of his past?
Subject 13 is currently being developed in collaboration with Microïds for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android. More details are available at the Subject 13 Kickstarter page, which will be continually updated throughout the 30-day campaign.
About Paul Cuisset:
Born in 1964, Paul Cuisset is one of the most prolific French creators in video game history. As the co-founder of Delphine Software, he worked as a programmer, a game designer and/or a scriptwriter on titles as famous as "Future Wars: Time Travelers", "The Stealth Affair", "Cruise For a Corpse", "Moto Racer" and "Darkstone". In 1992, his classic action/adventure game, "Flashback", was listed in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling French game across the globe. In 2005, he created the VectorCell studio that developed "Amy" (PS3, Xbox 360) and the HD remake of "Flashback" (PS3, Xbox 360, PC). More details about Paul Cuisset’s creations can be found at http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cuisset