Temple Gates Games is proud to announce the PC release of Bazaar, a fully immersive VR flying carpet adventure, now available on Steam for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets.
If you’ve followed this blog at all you’ve seen a bunch of talk about Bazaar already, so we thought we’d focus on what’s new for the PC build.
The big thing of course is support for both the Vive and the Rift headsets. We’ve made a single executable that can auto detect and run in either headset. And we’re distributing that same executable in both Steam and Oculus stores. What this means is you can buy the game in whatever store you want, and play it in whatever headset you want. You can even go out and get a different headset and it will continue to work, save games and all. We’re big believers in cross platform support and think Bazaar is a great example of how the PC VR ecosystem can work when done right.
Another big feature for the PC release is now we can show a monitor view of the game play. This will be great for streaming or showing off Bazaar to your friends. We’re looking forward to the streams and Let’s Plays of Bazaar as we’ll finally be able to see people playing the game, instead of just watching them play and kinda guessing what they are experiencing from the sound effects (though after hundreds of playtests and demos, we’ve gotten pretty good at that!)
Finally, all the goodness that’s been patched into Bazaar along the way, including missions, the diamond store, and controller support made it’s way into the PC version. We even added Vive controller support because we had some lying around the office (thanks Gabe)!
We’re so excited for the launch of the Rift and the Vive and are looking forward to all the great games coming out. It’s the dawn of consumer VR on the PC and we’re glad we can be a part of this historic milestone. Thanks to everyone who has bought Bazaar and supported us this far, and we look forward to making more great VR games this year and into the future!