Independent VR developer 3rd Eye Studios has launched its space-station-based sci-fi adventure game, Downward Spiral: Horus Station, with Windows Mixed Reality support. The trailer for which you can watch above. It’s available to download from Steam priced at £14.99 (UK) / €14.99 (EU) / $19.99 (US).

There is also a short prequel called Downward Spiral: Prologue, which has been available since last year. For some reason that game hasn’t got official Windows Mixed Reality support. Although it might work OK anyway and it’s very cheap, as it only costs £1.59 (UK) / €1.99 (EU) / $1.99 (US), so it’s probably worth downloading to try it out. Especially since you can get a refund from Steam if it doesn’t work anyway.

You can read more info about Downward Spiral: Horus Station in the following press release:

 

ZERO-G SCI-FI THRILLER DOWNWARD SPIRAL: HORUS STATION IS OUT NOW ON PC, WITH VR SUPPORT

PlayStation 4 release to follow this summer

Helsinki, Finland – May 31st, 2018 – Independent game and technology studio, 3rd Eye Studios’ long-awaited zero-gravity space adventure, Downward Spiral: Horus Station is out now on Steam, with optional Oculus Rift with Touch, HTC Vive, and Windows Mixed Reality support for $19.99 / €14.99 / £14.99. A PlayStation 4 release will follow this summer, with optional PlayStation VR support.

“Horus has been made by a small, passionate and bold team that wanted to tell a different kind of science fiction story,” said Gregory Louden, Lead Designer of 3rd Eye Studios. We can’t wait for players to discover our world, message and question for them by the end. We’ve brought all of our experience from games, cinema and music to create something we feel is atmospheric and different.”

Set aboard an abandoned space station, Downward Spiral: Horus Station lets players uncover the sci-fi mystery on their own, through close observation and interpretation. With no cutscenes, dialogue or text, players will have to rely on environmental storytelling to piece the plot together, as they explore this derelict vessel. Solving the mystery of the space station will take wits and ingenuity as you fight or avoid dangers unknown. Use the ship’s maintenance hardware – like bolt throwers, rail guns, and arc welders to take out threats, solve puzzles and find the truth as to why Horus Station has been left drifting in space.

Key to this otherworldly atmosphere is Downward Spiral: Horus Station’s novel zero-gravity movement mechanic, wherein players must push themselves off of the scenery or use grappling tools to navigate this chunky, 70’s retro-chic space station. Further accentuating this trippy mood is an ambient soundtrack composed by platinum selling HIM frontman Ville Valo.

3rd Eye Studios realizes that not everyone likes to play games the same way, so Downward Spiral: Horus Station features a bevy of gameplay options to tailor the experience. Those with Virtual Reality and motion control kits can engage with an extra level of immersion, the whole game can be played entirely in single-player or two-player co-op, and there’s even a game mode that removes combat entirely from the campaign for players who prefer a more relaxed, contemplative experience. In addition to Horus Station’s story campaign, there’s eight-player PvP and PvE multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Horde, and Survivor challenges.

What critics are saying:

“As far as games set in space go, this one will be a game changer.” – Paste

“With a well-crafted movement system and gorgeous visuals, the game is shaping up to be a well-crafted, space-faring mystery.” – Hardcore Gamer

“The most effortless way I’ve ever navigated zero-G in a video game.” – GameCritics

For more on Downward Spiral: Horus Station, check out 3rd Eye Studios’ developer diary exploring its groundbreaking locomotion system and narrative-first design philosophy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBaFGCuKEZo&feature=youtu.be

Visit the Downward Spiral: Horus Station website: https://www.downwardspiralgame.com
For more on 3rd Eye Studios check out: http://www.3rdeyestudios.fi/
Follow 3rd Eye Studios on Twitter: https://twitter.com/3rdeyestudiosfi
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About 3rd Eye Studios

Located in Helsinki, Finland, 3rd Eye Studios was founded in June 2016 by a group of game industry veterans, who previously worked in senior positions at Remedy Entertainment, Unity Technologies, Bugbear Entertainment, RedLynx and Moon Studios. The team develops innovative games and groundbreaking technology built specifically for developers. The company launched its first game Downward Spiral – Prologue at the end of March 2017, with its follow-up Downward Spiral: Horus Station following in May 2018.

http://www.3rdeyestudios.fi/

 

 

Do you like the look of Downward Spiral: Horus Station? Have you bought it already and if so what do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below, or create a discussion in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Games forum. You can also write your own review of the game in our (PC) Windows Mixed Reality VR Game Reviews forum.

 

System Requirements

Minimum

Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 970 or AMD Radeon™ R9 290, equivalent or better
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

Recommended

Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better.
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space

 

Screenshots

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Source: Downward Spiral: Horus Station's Steam page