Following its exit from videogame development earlier in the year, Sunset creator Tale of Tales returned in October 2015 with a new Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. The campaign was for a brand new virtual reality (VR) compatible title named Cathedral-in-the-Clouds, which acts as a sort of virtual art viewer across a variety of platforms. The team was looking to raise some €35,000 EUR to go towards developing the experience, which is intended to be released for free. Fortunately, Tale of Tales recently passed that funding goal.
Cathedral-in-the-Clouds ended up raising €37,019 with the help of 838 backers. Many of these backers will get access to an exclusive early access period to the title’s finished pieces and others will also be getting exclusive Tale of Tales merchandise, acknowledgments and other such rewards. Those that missed out on backing the project do have another chance to do so, however, as the developer is now accepting donations for the project, which is states will be in the works ‘for a while’ before it’s ready to release.
The project will consist of a series of virtual sculptures that can be viewed with head-mounted displays (HMDs) as well as tablets and other platforms. Specific VR devices to be supported haven’t been revealed, although the Oculus Rift is seen on the title’s campaign page. Tale of Tales is also reaching out to the community for ideas on statues, paintings and chapels, encouraging those visiting the donations page to get in contact with the studio.
VRFocus will continue to follow Cathedral-in-the-Clouds, reporting back with the latest updates on its progress.