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The World Named Fred Hits Steam Greenlight

Last month a demo for a new virtual reality (VR) experience titled The World Named Fred launched on the official Oculus VR Share Beta. Now the developer has launched a Steam Greenlight campaign for the full experience, hoping to secure enough positive votes to have the title sold on Valve’s digital store come release. If successful then The World Named Fred will launch with full support for the Oculus Rift VR headset.


The title casts players as Leem Num. Nym ventures into the ‘obscenely magical land of Fred’, where players will fight monsters in a first-person perspective using melee weapons. It boasts a rigid 3D art style similar to what can be seen in Minecraft, with the developer promising that players will experience’ slapsticky’ sword combat as well as a story that ties the world’s unusual sights and sounds together.

It’s not yet clear when The World Named Fred will launch, with the developer simply stating that it will release when it’s ready. The title’s demo is also only avaialble on Mac at this point in time; will PC and Linux versions also be arriving in the future? VRFocus will continue to follow the title’s progress going forward, reporting back with any more updates on its development.

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