Space is a popular destination for virtual reality (VR) experiences for obvious reasons. Strapping on a head-mounted display (HMD) and leaving Earth allows everyone to get just a little closer to an experience that only a handful of people have ever had. Indie developer Horn and Ivry is capitalising on this with its new VR compatible videogame, Luna Station. This week sees the studio launch a Steam Greenlight campaign for the title, hoping to raise enough positive votes to be approved for sale on Valve’s digital PC store come full release.
Luna Station is an intriguing multiplayer VR experience that puts players on a space station and allows them to explore, taking part in a range of activities. Players can access real-time and archived astronomical data as well as view live telescope feeds, planetary data, video footage of celestial events and more. In essence, the space station acts as a sort of virtual learning centre for astronomy professionals and enthusiasts while also allowing them views of the Moon and even visiting a marketplace to buy, sell and trade real astronomy equipment.
Luna Station will feature full support for the Oculus Rift HMD, although Horn and Ivry is also planning to bring it to as many HMDs as possible. This could well mean that support for the HTC Vive may be included among other HMDs. The team will also be localising the content for as many languages as possible. Those interested can expect a demo of the title in the near future. The full release is currently planned for autumn 2015.
VRFocus will continue to follow Luna Station‘s progress, reporting back with the latest updates on the title.