Time Machine VR, one of the first truly native VR games to hit Steam Early Access, is currently available. PAX Prime attendees can visit Minority Media’s booth (number 7408) to check it out for themselves, and others can download a playable 10-minute demo from Steam right now.
If you try out the demo, playable on the Oculus Rift DK2 and Crescent Bay, and decide you would like to purchase it, you can gain access to the first several hours at a price of $9.99. Minority also intends to release updates throughout the rest of the year (currently the plan is one every four weeks), and the game’s price will increase as it is expanded with new levels, creatures, features, and more.
Vander Caballero, CEO and Creative Director at Minority Media, stated, “Making one of the first VR-native games is a challenge, and it’s very different from simply adding VR support to a conventional game. For Time Machine VR, we’ve done a ton of research and testing to make sure it offers a meaningful immersive experience. But, we need the feedback and enthusiasm of other true VR fans to help TMVR become a memorable game. I’m sure that Steam Early Access is the best way for us to achieve this.”
Here’s a quick summary of what the game’s about, as presented by the official press release:
In Time Machine VR, a plague is consuming humankind. Civilization faces extinction. As a time-travelling scientist, you must go back to the Jurassic and face ancient creatures whose DNA holds the key to our survival. Pilot your time machine through prehistoric oceans, into an ecosystem teeming with ancient creatures. Navigate a dangerous food chain, tracking, probing, scanning and baiting these beasts, and save the human race. With an Oculus Rift DK2 or Crescent Bay, and a controller, players will fully immerse themselves into a prehistoric underwater world and come face-to-face with a slew of ancient creatures like they’ve never done before.