TECHNOLUST: True Cyberpunk Kickstarter

This weekend on the Oculus Developer forums I stumbled upon this great Oculus Rift demo for a game called Technolust. There was a lot of positive feedback so I checked it out. Now, let me first say that I do not have the DK1 and am waiting for the DK2 so I couldn’t actually try the demo the way it was meant to be enjoyed. However, I was still able to get it up and running and walk around in the world a bit. I loved the ambience, the game premise, the easter eggs and all of the references and parallels to cyberpunk cultural icons such as Blade Runner and Ready Player One. I was also happy to see that they are treating Linux as a first class citizen and my nationalistic pride was raised when I saw the developer is in Toronto. I eagerly backed the project on Kickstarter. Check it out for yourself:

TECHNOLUST: True Cyberpunk on Kickstarter

TECHNOLUST: BEST. DEMO. EVER. thread on Oculus Developer Forums (must be logged in for the link to work)

Cyber-thriller ‘Technolust’ for Oculus Rift Launches Kickstarter, Unveils New Prototype (Developer Interview)

Technolust Oculus Rift Review

Unfortunately I couldn’t get the Linux demo working on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit because of a missing libGLU.so.1 32bit library. The Linux demo appears to have been published as a 32bit binary through Unity. I tried several hacks to try and get around this and searched online for a solution but was unable to get it running. I did get the Windows version working though so I got a chance to mess around with it. I think it’s going to be an awesome game and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!