Caffeine Demo Hits Linux

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Last week saw the release of a brand new demo for the upcoming virtual reality (VR) compatible sci-fi horror title, Caffeine. The demo, released for PC, was based off of the build that developer Incandescent Imaging revealed at this year’s AVCon and is compatible with the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD). Now a Linux version of the same demo has launched for users to test out.

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Incandescent Imaging’s Dylan Browne explained that this new release was purely experimental. It is the first build of the title to work with the operating system (OS) and as such may not work with all configurations. The developer also noted that it would be releasing a 32-bit version of the regular Windows demo ‘in the next 24 hours or so’. The piece is designed to work with the second development kit (DK2) version of the Oculus Rift.

Caffeine is a first-person horror title in which players are cast as a young boy that awakens on an abandoned caffeine mining facility in space. Players will solve puzzles and avoid environmental traps as they explore the facility and discover what has transpired. The title is currently running an IndieGoGo crowd-funding campaign in hopes to raising $5,000 USD to help development. The title is due for launch on PC and PlayStation 4, with support for the Project Morpheus VR HMD on the latter also possible.

VRFocus will continue to follow Caffeine going forward, reporting back with any further updates.

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