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The Humble Bundle Store’s daily deal will net you 50% off of Alien Isolation, a survival-horror game which can be modified with relative ease to enable hidden Oculus Rift support. In addition to getting a great deal, 10% of your money goes to charitable organizations.

If you act fast, you can snag this great deal on Alien Isolation over in the Humble Bundle Store, at the time of writing there’s just under 14 hours left for the deal which has the game priced at $24.99.

Alien Isolation launched on October 7th to mostly positive reviews. It was heralded by many as the first Alien game done right. The survival-horror title follows Amanda Ripley, Ellen Ripley’s daughter (the protagonist of the films), on her quest to find her missing mother. Along the way she is stalked by the terrifying Xenomorph creature that the franchise is known for.

There’s a curious story between the Oculus Rift and Alien Isolation. It all started back during E3 2014 when developer The Creative Assembly showed off the game for the first time with Rift support at Oculus’ booth. While reactions to this VR demo were widely positive, it turned out to be quite the tease, as the developer later confirmed that the game would not ship with Rift support, and what was shown at E3 was merely a proof-of-concept.

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It turns out that said proof-of-concept necessitated embedding Oculus Rift support within the game. The Creative Assembly (intentionally or not) neglected to remove the feature from the game, opting instead to simply switch it off, essentially hiding the option from users.

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When the game launched last month, it wasn’t long before curious Rifters popped the hood and discovered that Oculus Rift DK2 support could be toggled on with relative ease.

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So if you’re interested in feeling like you’re being hunted by a terrifying beast in virtual reality, grab this deal and support charity at the same time. 10% of the sale proceeds are split between American Red Cross, Child’s Play, Electronic Frontier Foundation, World Land Trust, and Charity: Water; that’s how Humble Bundle rolls.

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Ben is the world's most senior professional analyst solely dedicated to the XR industry, having founded Road to VR in 2011—a year before the Oculus Kickstarter sparked a resurgence that led to the modern XR landscape. He has authored more than 3,000 articles chronicling the evolution of the XR industry over more than a decade. With that unique perspective, Ben has been consistently recognized as one of the most influential voices in XR, giving keynotes and joining panel and podcast discussions at key industry events. He is a self-described "journalist and analyst, not evangelist."