Doesn’t 2012 seem like an age ago? That fateful August when the Oculus Rift appeared on Kickstarter and inspired people like the developers of Proton Pulse Rift. Here we are in 2016 with the HTC, Project Morpheus, and Oculus demonstrating the power of VR; it really seems like the future is now. After all, who could have predicted how quickly VR would progress? Only a year or so after that initial VR Kickstarter a project for a VR game called Proton Pulse was launched. It did tremendously well. The developer claimed that the project was in its final stages and all they needed funding for was the Unity Pro Licence and an extra Oculus Rift to test the multiplayer. The Kickstarter managed to make more than double it’s Kickstarter goal in September 2013, but the project was cancelled that November, leaving us all to wonder what happened.
This wasn’t just a quick cash grab hit and run. The backers were fully refunded for their pledges and there was a small update to say that the project was cancelled. We were all mystified, the game was supposedly nearly finished so what could bring it to such an abrupt halt. Perhaps juggling family life and game development proved too much for the developer. Either way, since the pledges were returned there wasn’t an especially big brouhaha and it just seemed to disappear… Until it was suddenly released. In a brand new update on the 15th of April we were all told the game had been released. Apparently the developers had continued working on the project and also received contributions after quitting. The game is now supposedly better than it was initially planned and has a brand new trailer.
To thank the original backers, the developer even created special metal cards for them which I thought was a pretty nice touch. I’m a little inspired by this Kickstarter in some ways, it seemed like it was all over but then it surprised us all, all this time later. I have no idea what happened, but I’m glad that we get to see this project today. What do you think of these new Proton Pulse developmentsCheck That Proton Pulse Because It’s Back From The Dead After 2 1/2 Years? Comment down below.