Cepheid Games Launches Kickstarter Campaign for V.E.C.T. – a Unique Game Designed Specifically for Virtual Reality - iCrowdNewswire

RSS Newsfeeds

See all RSS Newsfeeds

Jun 25, 2015 10:10 AM ET

Cepheid Games Launches Kickstarter Campaign for V.E.C.T. – a Unique Game Designed Specifically for Virtual Reality

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 25, 2015

V.E.C.T. (or the Virtual Equilibrioception Cancellation Trainer), is heavily inspired by classic

1980’s arcade games such as “Tempest” and titles from the N64 era but is designed to be played

in virtual reality using the Rift headset from Oculus, a Facebook company. V.E.C.T. keeps the

feeling of the classic arcades: precise movement, quick action, retro graphics with solid-colored

geometric shapes, and electronic music that completes the retro vibe. On the other hand,

once experienced in the Oculus Rift, the feeling that the game takes on is unlike anything seen

before. The power of fully immersive virtual reality transforms a traditional retro arcade game

into an entirely new experience.


The game’s creators have released the beta for V.E.C.T. along with the launch of their Kickstarter

campaign to help fund the game to full production release. Cepheid Games is asking for help to

reach its target goal of just $9,000 by July 12, 2015. The production release is expected in early

2016, coinciding with the commercial release of the Oculus Rift. For just $12, contributors will

immediately receive a beta copy, along with an early production copy when it’s available, and

even have their name put onto the game’s credits. Other contribution levels provide more

incentives, including t-shirts, posters and the ability to assist the company in designing a unique

game level.

V.E.C.T. has players take control of a ship and use a unique head-tilt mechanic to navigate

obstacle-filled levels. It’s an arcade rail shooter that gets progressively more difficult and faster

with each new level. As Cepheid founder Parks Settle says, “V.E.C.T. is easy to learn and

difficult to master.” With support for the Oculus Rift, it is finally possible to immerse yourself in

a fully-realized retro gaming world. Tom Rudderham, editor of the Rift Arcade, says, “Thanks to

the bold colors and simple graphics, V.E.C.T. proves to be a fun ride with a silky frame rate that

causes no motion sickness.”

Players may tilt their heads to either side to rotate the ship on a central axis while experiencing

the ride from a first-person perspective. This enables the player to look in any direction without

interfering with ship movement. You can get an idea of how the control system

works by watching the video on the Kickstarter page, but be assured that it is intuitive and takes

only seconds to learn.


Those who are interested can make a pledge by visiting the V.E.C.T. Kickstarter page here, and if you

haven’t already checked out the original demo then hit this link to take a look.



V.E.C.T. is a copyright of Cepheid Games.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

View Related News >