I talked about a spooky little Oculus Rift game called Alone on the podcast the other day. From what I can gather, it’s a game in which you play as someone sat on their couch, playing a game. So… you’re playing a game, within the game. And then spooky stuff starts happening in the virtual room around you. It sounds quite messed up… and now it’s on Kickstarter, asking for $25,000 so that they can flesh out the 10-minute prototype into a 45-minute game.
Rewards are roughly what you’d expect – $10 gets you a copy of the title, while higher donations unlocks bits and bobs like a digital artbook, a (real) postcard, t-shirts, plushies, the ability to have the Gamertag of one of the characters in the game-within-the-game The Witching Hour named after you… right the way up to the genuinely sadistic $5,000 reward, which has the team recreate your living room in the game, just for you. So you’re sat in your living room, wearing a VR headset that puts you in your living room, playing a horror game that makes spooky shit happen in your virtual living room.
Nope. Not doing that. Nooooo.
You can have a look at the Kickstarter page over here, or have a watch of the pitch video below.Related to this article
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing things about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning some really terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.