In January indie developer Dreadlocks launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its first-person virtual reality (VR) horror title Ghost Theory. That campaign was unsuccessful hitting just £17,704 GBP of its £100,000 goal. But the studio wasn’t disheartened and re-launched a new funding campaign in April looking to achieve £50,000. And it’s been second time lucky for the team as they’ve hit £56,931.
Dreadlocks actually hit the funding target on 11th May, and these few extra days have allowed the developer to pass its first stretch goal at $55,000. This was for a behind-the-scenes ‘Making of’ Ghost Theory documentary, created by Ales Brunclik, which will be available for everyone to watch.
The studio commented in a recent Kickstarter post: “You can expect a ton of bonus material ranging from footage of the development process, to our hunt for reference material on the haunted locations! During the development process we will publish small teasers and clips of the documentary for you all to enjoy.”
Ghost Theory puts players in the role of a gifted paranormal investigator able to catch glimpses of ghosts. Travelling the world, you’ll investigate real-life haunted buildings using all the tools modern science can provide, collecting data and upgrading equipment as you go. The videogame is as much about horror as it’s about stealth and exploration.
The title has been built from the ground up to make use of VR, Dreadlocks has been experimenting with the Oculus Rift development kits for a couple of years now. Alongside Oculus Rift support Ghost Theory will also launch on the HTC Vive and PlayStation VR head-mounted displays (HMDs).
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Ghost Theory, reporting back with the latest announcements.