13 MAY 2021.
Indie games developer Spare Parts Oasis and video game publisher Armor Games Studios today announced with great joy and excitement that their enigmatic VR adventure game “A Rogue Escape” is coming to PC via the Oculus Quest and Steam store on June 10th, 2021.
In celebration, Armor is pleased to reveal a brand-new trailer, giving a closer glimpse at A Rogue Escape’s giant mech cockpits.
A Rogue Escape is a reimagining of 2019’s IndieCade nominated rogue-lite puzzle game Nauticrawl, which tasked players with commandeering a hulking machine, learning how to use its seemingly inscrutable control deck and piloting it to safety.
The team partnered with VR development studio, Sylphe Labs, to reimagine the titular Nauticrawl as a completely 3D inhabitable space.
In 2021’s A Rogue Escape, players will step foot onto a Nauticrawl in full VR and experience a completely gargantuan steampunk setting, loaded with an array of switches, buttons, screens and levers,
Evocative of escape rooms and the ingenuity native to the genre, A Rogue Escape tasks players to use clues left behind by former operators to master unique mechanics and solve puzzles to progress through five distinct control centers
In comparison to Nauticrawl’s distinct and unforgiving rogue-lite gameplay, developer Spare Parts Oasis has built A Rogue Escape from the ground up to deliver a tense, atmospheric experience, on par with some of the very best escape rooms.
The team partnered with VR development studio, Sylphe Labs, to reimagine Nauticrawl’s titular vehicle as a completely 3D inhabitable space, which can be enjoyed standing or sitting in any size space.
Spare Parts Oasis’ Andrea Interguglielmi said “With A Rogue Escape, I got the rare opportunity to realize my childhood dream of what it would really feel like to be inside a mysterious machine, surrounded by buttons and levers to experiment with, while danger lurks outside of the riveted metallic walls!
Combining an escape room with dungeon crawling and cockpit simulation was a daring concept back when I did this on PC with my previous title Nauticrawl, but somehow it feels right at home with a headset on and a fully immersive and tactile environment to experience. I just feel truly excited to share this unique adventure with all VR players willing to be challenged by this colossal machine!”
A Rogue Escape will launch on June 10th on the Oculus Store and via SteamVR, with compatibility for Oculus Quest and Rift platforms, HTC Vive, and Valve Index.
About A Rogue Escape
It was your only way off this forsaken planet, but standing aboard a colossal stolen mech, you find yourself surrounded by unfamiliar buttons, levers, and monitors. In full VR, push, pull, press and hack everything you can find in an attempt to activate this lumbering beast and make your escape.
– Feel what it’s like to pilot a colossal steampunk mech
– Test your intuition by mastering 5 distinct control centers
– Wheel and deal with merchants of ill repute
– Discover field notes from fallen pilots and previous fugitives who tell your story
– In-game adjustable floor for players of all heights
– Playable in 9 languages
About Spare Parts Oasis
Andrea Interguglielmi is an Italian game designer who has been making games since the early 2000s, which included designing adventure games for the GameBoy Color. After a detour working as a Hollywood effects artist, he’s now back making games, armed with experience from his time in the film industry. Andrea’s passion is bringing new and unique experiences to the games industry that he and his younger self would love to play. Follow him at @andreintg on Twitter.
About Sylphe Labs
Sylphe Labs is an indie game company based in Sicily, founded in early 2010 by Luca Alba, Paolo Gallo and Filippo M. Vela. The team has been making games since the era of the Game Boy Color and Amiga, collecting a broad set of skills in 3d graphics and VFX for b2b application, advertisement and tv productions along the way. For the past ten years, along with traditional game development, they’ve been focusing their talents on VR content creation for entertainment and professional use. They love to develop their projects from concept to the release, merging art and technology to follow their passion: creating innovative games. https://www.sylphelabs.com/
About Armor Games Studios
From its roots as a popular portal for online gaming, Armor Games Studios is a publisher that aims to work directly with and help foster talented indie developers to create unique and engaging games of all types for all platforms. For more information, visit www.armorgamesstudios.com, and follow the company on Twitter @ArmorGameStudio.
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Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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