Virtual Reality just got Steampunked!
GamestormVR launched a Kickstarter campaign for SteamHammerVR, a beautifully designed, steampunk-themed, story-based, smash ’em up Virtual Reality gaming experience that has been Greenlit on Steam Greenlight. The team currently plans to launch a demo of the game in July 2016.
“When we saw VR for the first time in January this year we just knew we had to get involved, we wanted to be part of this amazing revolution in the gaming industry,” says Mark Bellinger, Managing Director of GamestormVR,” We didn’t just want to make a game, we wanted to make a truly audacious game. To do that, we know we need to involve the gaming community and transform their wishes into the world of SteamHammerVR.”
SteamHammerVR takes you to the steampunk world of Victorian London, 1892. The dastardly Professor Rattwurm is attempting to enslave the fine English folk with his army of clockwork rodents. Using this new-fangled steam power and the technical expertise of Doctor Obadiah Springhorn you are armed with the latest gizmo for bashing robot rats – The Steam Hammer exo-suit!
Players get to choose Steam Hammer weapons for both hands. Some of the options available are the Steam Hammer, Steam Cannon, Magnet Beam, Rotor Hammer, Rotor Saw, and Tesla Ray. The game features a fantastically engaging storyline and characters that immerse you in 19th century Steampunk Victorian London. Explore the streets, to the sewers, from the Tower of London to the banks of the River Thames while completing many missions.
GamestormVR has turned to the Kickstarter community to raise money for this game because they want to create one of the most epic VR experiences of 2016. The team wants to involve the gaming community in SteamHammerVR’s development, and they are even giving players the chance to be immortalized in the game! If this crowdfunding campaign goes well, GamestormVR would like to build a version of SteamHammerVR for both PlaystationVR and the Oculus Rift.
“It is a dream becoming reality seeing your ideas on paper brought to life in VR, truly magical,” says ‘Magic’ Martin Rowe, the project’s Artistic Director, “The funding raised will not only be used to enhance and expand the world of SteamHammerVR but will also allow us to attend as many gaming conventions as possible between now and the official launch in December 2016. We want to bring SteamHammerVR to as many people as we can.”
In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including a credit in the end titles for £5, a Founders Edition of the full SteamHammerVR game for £15, and more. Backers can also pledge £25 for an official Limited Edition ‘SteamHammerVR London Tour 1892’ T-Shirt or £100 to have an image of your face expertly placed somewhere in the gameplay and an acting credit.
For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here.
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