XING: The Land Beyond (2017), a puzzle-adventure from White Lotus Interactive, is set to ship today—a good 4 years after they initially launched their Kickstarter and successfully stretch-goaled their way to include Oculus Rift support.
Of course, back then the team was targeting the Oculus Rift DK1, and with only $30K at their disposal, the lengthy development period must have been a labor of love. The game is now fully optimized for current-gen room-scale VR, with motion controller and gamepad support for both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Set after your own death, you journey across a series of mysterious lands in the afterlife that are filled with the thoughts and personalities of those dearly departed. On a quest to follow these forgotten stories, you collect artifacts, solve puzzles, and discover secrets, promising to let you ‘make your own adventure’ along the way.
We’ll be going head-first into XING: The Land Beyond in our full review due out soon. Whatever the result though (we haven’t played it yet), we applaud the team for their continuous updates, tenacity for developing on a shoestring budget, and for finally delivering to their backers.