Discovering Space for Oculus Rift Demo Released
Discovering Space is a space simulation video game, who’s demo has recently been released for the Oculus Rift. The genre of video games based on space simulation is hugely popular with most people serious about their gaming. The recent boom in all things space relevant has occurred only over the past few years.
Space simulated video games are a huge hit with a lot of young students, who as a result show a keen interest in relevant studies at school. Because of it’s vast popularity, the genre is a pretty big one for most game developers. Games like EVE: Valkyrie, Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous and Darkfield are all examples of how these developers are trying to put out more and more interactive space games.
The demo version of Discovering Space is being launched this week, by indie developer SiPhi. The team behind the project has admitted to hoping that the space simulation video game is received with widely popular reviews by the mainstream market. The video game is fully supported by the Oculus Rift head-mounted display.
Discovering Space boasts a wide range of space related adventures that the player can look forward to. The developing team claims that players can ‘actually enter the universe and roam among the planets’. This video game is a first person experience, which allows a spacecraft to be piloted by the gamer. This spacecraft can be steered across space, exploring the universe built in the simulation which allows the player to discover new areas and sights along with being able to record the visual through a camera located on board the craft. Discovering Space has an educational slant to it, in the sense that players are taught about every new discovery they encounter through an information display built in the spacecraft. The player is allowed to journey uninhibited through the entire solar system and the information panel will keep sharing whatever data it can about the new places.
Since the released version of Discovering Space is just a demo, it is mostly limited to the space that exists around the moon and Earth. The full version will obviously afford access to the entirety of the solar system to the player. The demo is available for download on PC, for free. The full version will cost about $12.99 USD. Virtual Reality Times will closely follow the progress of Discovering Space and update you about any new details!