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The Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for Windows PC, Mac and #Linux, an upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible title The Hum has 17 more days until its 30th September 2014 closure. As such #developer Thotwise Games have revealed that the campaign will be cancelled at some point during the course of the week. But the indie developer launched a new website for the universe based around its upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible horror videogame. The new site reveals that the developer is working on several novels and comics for the title and even teased that there could be some smaller, spin-off experience in development for the project. Now those titles have been officially revealed, with at least one of them featuring support for the Oculus Rift VR HMD.
Thostwise Games has announced The Hum: The Awakening of the Red Hearth and The Hum: Abduction Chambers. The former is a real-time strategy (RTS)/tower defence title that tells the story of the novel of the same name, announced on The Hum Universe. However The Hum: Abduction Chambers is set to be a little closer to the original title, following a group of people that are abducted by aliens prior to the invasion of Earth that sets up The Hum itself.
It’s The Hum: Abduction Chambers that will definitely support the Oculus Rift and is also developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, just like the full title. The developer revealed that a lot of work on the title had already been completed, thus it would likely arrive before The Hum: The Awakening of the Red Hearth, which is yet to be confirmed to support VR itself. It’s not yet clear exactly when the title might launch, however.
As for The Hum’s development, it’s not clear just how the title will be affected in the wake of the cancellation, although developer’s Ariel Arias does state that he is not sure how much time he will have to work on the project. The Hum casts players of a survivor of an alien invasion of Earth that begins to discover abilities within himself. The title is developed using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4 and will arrive on Windows PC, Mac and Linux with full support for the Oculus Rift VR HMD. A PlayStation 4 version with support for Project Morpheus is also planned.
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