The cyberpunk-inspired VR project LOW-Fi from IRIS VR is fully funded on Kickstarter after just a few days of crowdfunding.
More than 700 backers pledged past the $45,384 goal IRIS VR set for the project which already has a working alpha build we were able to try. The studio headed up by Blair Renaud released Technolust (Review 8/10) back in 2016 with LOW-FI representing what’s been produced from the profits of that work. The studio is seeking funding to build additional content into the game.
The risks portion of the Kickstarter helps explain why the project funded so quickly: “There is almost no risk to you as a backer. Not only does our team have multiple shipped VR titles (some on kickstarter), but you will also be given immediate access to the development build of the game.”
Here’s some of the early alpha gameplay from LOW-FI:
A pledge of about $35 in United States dollars promises “access to LOW-FI’s private developer discord channel where you can help shape the game and receive exclusive 0-day updates” as well as “immediate access to the development build of the game as well as a completed retail copy on the platform of your choosing (Steam, Oculus Home or Windows MR).” The retail version of the game is slated for release in late 2020.
The project finishes fundraising on Oct. 2 with that same month listed as the delivery timeframe for the Kickstarter’s rewards. “With extra funds comes more content, higher quality sound, art, animation and talent,” the project page states. LOW-FI launched on Sept. 2 and they’ve already announced the first stretch goal.