GoD Factory: Wingmen is already an impressive and ambitious project that aims to redefine space combat simulation games with its robust set of customization options and a focus on competitive and cooperative mechanics. Now developer Nine Dot Studios have added Oculus Rift support, as promised, and unveiled a video that really shows off the difference between staring at your computer screen, and staring out at the world with the Virtual Reality capability of the Rift.
The video, which you can view below, really impresses: even without the “proper” cockpit view Nine Dot Studios wants to put in later, the ability to turn and see debris near you or see your missiles flying out from the side of the ship is amazing. The sense of scale and speed really seem far more immersive than the usual option.
GoD Factory: Wingmen is currently at $15,997 of its $70,000 goal, and has 29 days to go. The game has a lot going for it, including specially designed and diverse species and influences from multiple classic games and franchises, like Freelancer, Armored Core, Starfox, Star Control, and Ace Combat. The game is currently set to release to the PC and Mac sometime later this year, and hopes its Kickstarter Campaign will help add major updates and more polishing. Stay tuned for my upcoming hands-on preview (hint: I’m loving it) and help the team get greenlit on Steam Greenlight if you like what you see.