Reaction to SpicyTales’ Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its new VR anime, Spice and Wolf, has been incredibly strong.
The experience, which comes from the developers of Project LUX, has already surpassed its $70,487 goal, currently sitting at $91,566 at the time of writing. The campaign started back on November 25th and still has 40 days to go having already reached early stretch goals.
Spice and Wolf is based upon a light novel series originally published back in 2006. In it, a merchant named Kraft befriends a wolf-deity named Holo and the two travel the world together. This VR adaptation isn’t a game so much as an experience that puts you right in the middle of the world. You’ll interact with characters first-hand as they make eye-contact with you. Think about what SpicyTales first did with the well-polished Project LUX and you’ll be on the right track.
The Kickstarter campaign’s reward tiers start at around $26, which offers a digital copy of the experience across any one of its release platforms. Those include Oculus Rift, Oculus Go and HTC Vive, though the developer also says that PSVR and Oculus Quest versions are on the way, they might just take a bit longer (and are not included in the backer tiers). Tiers go all the way up to the $3,500 mark, which offers an original short movie that can be viewed in VR too.
SpicyTales currently estimates the game will arrive in May 2019 on those initial platforms.