E McNeill’s Darknet was one of the first full games to release for a VR headset, and now it’s one of the first to be available for all major devices, too.
This week the indie developer has launched his sci-fi hacking game on Google’s Daydream platform. It’s the fifth platform the game has now been released on, starting out life on Gear VR before heading to the Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR and HTC Vive over the course of the last two and a half years (yes, it’s really been that long). To our knowledge, Darknet is the second game to make it to all of these platforms, following along behind Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes, which manages to get on just about every VR platform in time for launch.
Darknet itself first released at a time when the Innovator’s Edition of Oculus and Samsung’s Gear VR didn’t actually charge for content, thus McNeill released the entire game for free before other full products started coming out for it. It was born out of an Oculus VR Jam where it came away with the grand prize. It’s made the move to other platforms with the help of publisher Archiacht Interactive.
The game casts you as an elite hacker that plugs into cyberspace and works their way through firewalls. The Daydream version costs $9.99 and comes with support for the motion controller.
That’s five versions down, then. Can we expect a port to Windows Mixed Reality later this year?