The first episode of Rainsoft Games’ surreal episodic horror action adventure VR game, John Lazarus – Episode 1: Dead Man’s Origin, has been released with official Windows Mixed Reality support. It’s available to download from Steam and is normally priced at £7.19 (UK) / €9.99 (EU) / $9.99 (US) but currently has a 30% launch discount so only costs £5.03 (UK) / €6.99 (EU) / $6.99 (US) until March 16th.

You can watch a trailer for John Lazarus – Episode 1: Dead Man’s Origin above and read more about the game in the following description from its Steam page:


John Lazarus – Episode 1: Dead Man’s Origin



Fight demonic creatures, hide from sharks, and shoot bad guys. Explore disturbing dream worlds and alternate dimensions while re-living the memories of anti-hero John Lazarus.

As a haunted child with an unexpected gift, to a street kid struggling with addiction, solve puzzles and overcome challenges while unraveling the mysteries of John’s past. Experience an hour of immersive story driven gameplay in this first episode of a multi-part series.


Bash baddies and smash all the things with your trusty crowbar to stay alive while rampaging through self-destructing nightmares and parallel worlds.


Experience an original adventure built for room scale virtual reality from the ground up. Prepare for scares while taking the long, fantastic road for a plate of nachos.


Traverse through vivid and surreal environments by using either arm swinger or smooth motion locomotion methods. Teleporting is not done at will. Yet.


After experiencing the main storyline, run and gun through the maps as a timed obstacle course. Time and accuracy based scoring makes it perfect for hot-seat and competitive play.


This is the first episode of a multi-episodic storyline. Uncover the mystery of John’s life in an intensifying manner that reduces repetitive gameplay. By introducing new mechanics slowly in each new episode, players will be able to accomplish increasingly more powerful and complex tasks without being overwhelmed by learning too many controls at once.

In future episodes, follow John on his quest for vengeance as he discovers more about his supernatural powers. Go through training to master the skills to fight and disarm enemies in close quarters combat. Learn to create portals and travel between alternate dimensions at will. Find the culprits responsible for destroying his family and make
them pay.


This game is for mature audiences only.
It contains adult language, profanity, graphic violence, scenes of suicide, drug use, partial nudity, alcohol use, and smoking.



Are you interested in going on a surreal adventure with John Lazarus? Have you bought it already and if so do you like 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


Processor: Intel Core i3 6300
Memory: 16 GB
Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 OR AMD Radeon R9 290
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space


Processor: Intel Core i5 or i7
Memory: 32 GB
Graphics: Geforce GTX 980
DirectX: Version 11
Storage: 12 GB available space



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Source: John Lazarus - Episode 1: Dead Man's Origin's Steam page