Alone is a game in which you play a game within the game while playing the first game but also playing the other game.
Wait, that’s not right. Let’s try that again.
Alone is an experimental game that requires an Oculus Rift In which you play a game while sitting in your virtual living room.
The idea is that as you’re sitting in your virtual world various elements of the game your virtually playing start to bleed out into the world. It originally started as a concept prototype, and now the developers want to turn it into something more. The goal is to create a short 30 – 45 minute game to scare the living hell out of anyone that plays it. While that might seem like a criminally short game, the whole Oculus Rift thing could make longer experiences an overly tiresome experience.
The other concern is whether anyone without an Oculus Rift should bother backing the project. That’s a tough call frankly, but sometimes ideas are worth getting behind not because of what you get out of it, but because it’s worth supporting someone trying to do something a little different.
The Alone Kickstarter campaign runs until November 16th and has a funding target of $25,000.