Krillbyte Studio has confirmed that their current project, Among the Sleep, will feature support for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
Krillbyte Studios have already begun testing the game with their new Oculus Rift Dev-Kit, working with the technology to perfect ocular alignment and perspective in order to prevent side-effects like seasickness and double-vision. The headset utilizes positional and rotational tracking, which allows players to look around in an environment simply by turning their heads. According to the announcement, “looking down at your own baby body, or up at the door handle towering high above you, is quite a special experience with the Rift.”[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oD5eEzJjFbA&w=560&h=315]
Among the Sleep is a first-person horror game in which the player explores a dark (and possibly haunted) house from the perspective of a two-year-old. Since the launch of a Kickstarter for the project back in April, over $138,000 has been pledged from more than 4,000 backers in support of the game.
Excited by the possibilities of working with the Oculus Rift, Krillbyte Studios also announced that they have added an extra stretch goal to their $200,000 mark. “Even though we will support a basic implementation of Oculus Rift either way, we really want to do some cool things, like exploring the upcoming positional tracking. That’s why we have also made a stretch goal at 25k, so that we can spend more time with a number of things.”
They are aiming to complete and release the game with full Rift support by the end of 2013. Visit the official site for more information on the game, or check out their Kickstarter page for updates or to back the project.