If you've been keeping an eye on both Oculus Rift development and Megagames, then chances are you read my recent editorial: the best VR demos of 2014 so far. While there's a lot of great stuff out there, one that I particularly like, is Technolust, partly because it has some legitimately challenging gameplay - in the form of a hidden item puzzle - but also because it's absolutely stunning to look at. And now it's on Kickstarter so the developers can make it into a full game.
Technolust is a techno-thriller, in a futuristic, oppressive world, where intellectual property is locked down so tight that no one can make anything without permission. But making things is so easy in other ways, since 3D printing is now commonplace - it's the blueprints that are hard to find.
As a contemporary hacker in the world, its your job to find blueprints and materials in order to make what you need to take down the corporations behind it all.
Heavily inspired by 80s and 90s techno-punk, the gameplay is puzzle based and designed with the Rift in mind right from the start and it's excellent. The environment is specifically created to look fantastic in virtual space, with a lot of close up action making sure that the Rift's problematic screen door effect is minimised.
And it looks stunning. It's easily the best looking Rift game out there at the moment and I can only imagine how good it'll look on the Devkit 2.
If you want to help the creators out, you can read more about the game and pledge some cash here. It currently needs another $19,000 CAD to succeed, over the next 25 days. Let's help make it happen.