Ad Alternum has announced that its Kickstarter funding campaign for OrbusVR has exceeded its funding goal of $10,000 in under 24-hours. Originally seeking to secure $10,000, fans have already pledged over $22,000 with five days to go. The campaign was slated to run for only a week in an “all in 1” effort.
OrbusVR is being designed from the get-go as a “room-scale virtual reality” MMORPG for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
I’m bringing this project to Kickstarter because I have heard from so many members of our growing community that they are as excited about making this happen as I am. Unlike many MMO and VR projects, I’m not coming to you with a game that exists only on paper or in eye candy trailers. Rather, our video is recorded from 3 play tests which we’ve already held, and more than 1,500 people have participated in. We have networking and server code that can host 100 players per shard, with hundreds of shards per server. We have four combat classes, more than twenty monsters, loot, inventory, and a dungeon with bosses already completed as a way to test our assumptions. In short, although this game still has a long way to go before it’s ready for “official release,” it’s been vetted and battle-tested already by players just like you.
You can learn much more by visiting the OrbusVR KickStarter site.