It is exciting to see the emerging virtual reality marketplace spring up new development studios, willing to create content for such a risky marketplace. What is more amazing is the one-man studios that are producing immersive content. It is no doubt that VR is daunting step into a new frontier of media consumption and any company or individual willing to set the foundations for the virtual reality marketplace, should be recognized.
This brings me to the independent studio ran by one man, by the name of Nick Pettit. Nick is a teacher at Treehouse and a dedicated independent developer. Based in Orlando, Florida, he founded Zoxide Games in May of 2015, simply to create fun and entertaining games. With the advent of affordable VR interfaces, it was definitely an opportune time for him and other developers to start experimenting and creating immersive content for these devices.
His flagship game for Zoxide Games will require you not to be aquaphobic. Neptune Flux is an deep sea exploration game, that can be either played on a 2D interface or in a immersive headset. You are an employee of the dystopic Corporation. A.Q.U.A. Within the pitch black darkness of the sea, you’ll travel the depths in your underwater vessel to carry out the corps operations.
Neptune Flux is a mission-oriented game, though you can freely roam around to “discover supernatural wreck sites, ancient artifacts and lost treasures.” The more company objectives you complete and ocean floor you explore, will get you closer to unlocking the mysterious secrets hidden within the depths of the sea.
The game is scheduled to be released sometime in 2016 for the PC, which can be played on immersive interfaces, such as the Oculus Rift. As Neptune Flux continue to develop, Zoxide Games may make it compatible with other gaming platforms. You can visit the website to sign up for the newsletter and keep up-to-date with the latest developments.