We’re seriously excited for ADR1FT, a made-for-VR title which takes the ‘astronaut-in-peril’ themes seen in films like Gravity into the interactive realm with stunning visuals to boot. Happily, Epic Games seems to have recognised ADR1FT’s promise, awarding developer Three One Zero $15,000 one of the 3 final Unreal Developer Grants.
Epic Games has now announced the latest developers to receive a “no strings attached” piece of their recently established development fund, a financial grant pool that tops out at $5,000,000 worth of cash. The funds are earmarked for projects with working prototypes, that are built in and around the company’s game engine, Unreal Engine 4.
Epic said of the award:
Originally prototyped using another toolset, ADR1FT has been making the rounds – most recently at GDC 2015 – in all of its Unreal Engine 4 glory on PC and console. The game is also stunning in VR.
Now on its third round of awards, developer Three One Zero has been given a cool $15,000 for ADR1FT, which promises to do real justice to the term “AAA Indie VR Title” (if indeed such a term makes any sense). The title is of course built on Unreal Engine 4 and looks every bit the next-gen title, leveraging the engine’s out-of-the box support for VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift ADR1FT looks to bring the isolation and beauty of space to your face later this year.
Congratulations to the Three One Zero team, we can’t wait to see what you do with the money.