The Hardlight VR haptic suit launched its Kickstarter campaign in February, and has already exceeded its funding goal by a significant amount. 294 backers have already pledged over $126,000 USD to the project.
Developer Nullspace VR were aiming for a goal of $80,000. Within 24 hours the campaign already had over half that amount, so it comes as no surprise that the project met its goal with 15 days still to go.
The suit itself it designed to be comfortable and adjustable to most body types. It features 16 haptic feedback nodes and sensors to enable the user to feel every experience when playing a virtual reality (VR) game. Nullspace VR has said there are 10 videogame titles already designed to be compatible with the Hardlight, with more in development.
With 15 days still to go on the campaign, Nullspace VR are turning their attention to stretch goals. Two of the stretch goals have already been unlocked; a free VR game called The Art of Fight, and another that adds the option to get a wireless version of the suit.
The Early Bird rewards tiers are all gone, but several other reward tiers are still available, ranging from $20 for a Hardlight VR game bundle (without the suit) through to $5,999, that will net the backer not only 2 Hardlight suits, but also an all-expenses-paid trip to Seattle for two to hang out with the Nullspace VR team.
Nullspace VR are planning on bringing the Hardlight suit to PAX East on March 10th-12th 2017 for attendees to try out for themselves. They also plan on livestreaming their demonstrations for those who cannot make it in person.
They have also announced that another game is being added to the list of videogames with Hardlight support, zombie survival shooter VRZ Torment.