Moondust

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Basic Information
Developer:

Valve Corporation

Publisher:
  • Valve Corporation
Engine:

Unity

Released:
  • Microsoft Windows
    • June 21, 2018
Modes:

Singleplayer

Genre:

Virtual Reality

Ratings:

Positive

Requirements:
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive

Moondust is a non-canonical VR technical demo developed by Valve to showcase the functionality of the Knuckles EV2 VR controllers. The demo was released on June 21, 2018 and can be found on Steam under the name Moondust: Knuckles Tech Demos, rather than Moondust. Moondust consists of four mini-games.

Background

Moondust takes place in the Portal universe. With moon-based conversion gel stores running dangerously low, Aperture looks to the stars for a new source of the valuable portal conductor. Take control of a giant robot on the moon, spearheading the Aperture Lunar Resources Initiative. This demo utilizes all of the new inputs of Knuckles and showcases a few new game mechanics enabled by the new controller.

Minigames

Rock Crushing

Crush moon rocks to a fine powder with your powerful hands, taking advantage of the high-fidelity force sensors on Knuckles.
— Steam Store Page

Crush moon rocks by clenching your hand.

BuggyBuddy™

Practice driving a moon buggy, utilizing the joystick and the rest of the new inputs of Knuckles.
— Steam Store Page

Drive a buggy around the map with the controllers. If you drive over the map, the buggy will restart to the original position.

Space Station Construction

Assemble a space station in orbit, with fine interactions driven by all 10 fully tracked fingers.
— Steam Store Page

Create a space station in the orbit of the moon.

Throwing Range

Enjoy some target practice in the throwing range, with the most natural throwing VR can offer.
— Steam Store Page

Throw bombs. Clench the bombs to activate the timing function

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