A first-person interactive story inspired by real-world anxieties, The Assembly is a long-form game designed for VR. Explore a morally ambiguous organization as two individuals and face tough decisions from contrasting perspectives, that culminate in one of multiple thrilling conclusions.
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Mostly Positive (64 reviews) - 75% of the 64 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 19, 2016

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December 6, 2016

The Assembly Now Supports Oculus Touch Controllers

We announced a few weeks ago that we’ve been working on an update for The Assembly, which you may have seen already on Steam a few weeks ago here. The patch for Oculus Touch motion controller support is now live today!

Here’s a recap of what the patch does and doesn’t contain, as we want to be very transparent with the update’s content. The key element of the patch is how you’ll be able to use your Touch controllers as an input device for The Assembly, as well as enabling some key motion control mechanics.

What you can do:

  1. You’ll see the motion controls as your hands within the game. These can be used as an in-game controller, so you can select and interact with items and menu options.
  2. You can reach out and interact with key objects in the environment, hold onto then, and inspect them closely.
  3. All the gamepad’s controls and buttons have been carried across, so you can now control your movement using motion controls. Just highlight where you’d like to move using the trigger, then you can blink to that location.
  4. We’ve improved The Assembly’s room scale by decoupling your look direction from your forward movement.

What you can’t do:
  1. Because of the way the game’s underlying systems have been built, we were not able to add dynamic physics into the game. So, interactions are still digital. For example, you can’t fluidly open and close a drawer using your motion controls – you highlight the drawer, press the button, and it opens in front of you.
  2. You also can’t throw items around, or interact with every single object within the rooms and labs of The Assembly.
  3. The game was still originally designed as a seated experience and not a room scale one. As such whilst it works great if you stick to the limitations of the in game environment, if you do want to try and break the game (e.g. walk through walls) it’s very much possible.

If you’d like to see the Touch controllers in action, you can take a look at this video with The Assembly’s Game Director.

You can find screenshots of the patch’s content on our blog.

We hope you enjoy the update, and please let us know what you think!

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November 22, 2016

The Assembly - Now 35% Off!

The Assembly is now reduced from the 22nd - 29th November! To celebrate the launch of our new motion control patch update for HTC Vive today, and Oculus Touch in December, you can now purchase The Assembly at 35% off.

The Assembly is now £12.99 / €16.24 / $19.49 until 10am PT / 6pm GMT on November 29th.

You can find screenshots and a video of the patch’s content on our blog.

Don't forget to pick up the extra free content that has just been released, including the official soundtrack, the script, desktop wallpapers, and a complete version of our behind-the-scenes video series, which you can get if you’re a new or existing owner of The Assembly on Steam.

If you have any questions about The Assembly, get chatting in the game's discussion forum or tweet us at @nDreamsVR with the hashtag #TheAssemblyVR.

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Press Reactions

"I get the sense that this could be the breakthrough game for VR storytelling. The Assembly's atmosphere and atypical setting evoke memories of BioShock, Half-Life, and Dishonored.”
Gamesradar+

“It's the first VR game I've played that feels like something I can sit down with for an hour or more at a time, thanks in equal parts to an intriguing story, lovely world detail, and gamepad controls that ingeniously solve many of the long-standing problems with medium.”
PCGamesN

“At one point in the game, the decision I was forced to make actually brought tears to my eyes, which was very surprising; that's how immersed I was in the story.”
Tom's Hardware

"The Assembly is a promising sight: a virtual reality game that unfolds in a smart way and treats its players maturely.”
Bit-Gamer

“One of the most fascinating game experiences I’ve had all year.”
Kotaku

“The Assembly has one of the most thought out and established worlds of any upcoming VR experience.”
IGN

“nDreams have created a beautifully realistic world.” “It blew my mind – there is no other way to say it.”
God is a Geek

“The Assembly brings VR to a whole other level.”
Hardcore Gamer

“nDreams have crafted a richly detailed universe full of memorable people and moments.”
Upload VR

“The Assembly truly looks and feels like the next generation of adventure games.”
Gaming Nexus

"The Assembly is an engaging and well produced game, made with genuine enthusiasm for sharing what VR has to offer.”
Digital Trends

"The Assembly's moody cold palette and ambient sounds work to create an atmosphere that feels frightfully tense, especially when you're trespassing in your co-workers offices and prying for information.”
Game Reactor

“Although the game is done from a first person perspective, we’re happy to report that we didn’t experience any kind of sickness during our game time – clocking in close to an hour in fact!”
VR Source

“I found myself genuinely invested in the outcome, and challenged by both the puzzles and the moral quandaries set before me.”
Road to VR

“Definitely recommended for fans of old-school style point-and-click adventure games, or gamers that enjoy solving a good mystery.”
Upload VR

“The Assembly is a worthy investment for VR aficionados.”
VR Focus

About This Game




A first-person interactive story for mature audiences, The Assembly is a long-form game designed from the ground up for VR. Play as two individuals and discover a morally challenging organization from contrasting perspectives. Face trials, investigate the Assembly’s secret bunker and make tough decisions. But will your actions and their repercussions save lives… or lead to catastrophe?

Now supports Vive Motion Controllers and Oculus Touch as input devices.

Key Features


  • Freely explore realistic environments in VR using accessible 'blink' movement controls.



  • Uncover the morally ambiguous Assembly through a gripping and incisive story.



  • Test your potential in newcomer Madeleine Stone’s induction trials and uncover a series of shocking revelations as veteran Cal Pearson.



  • Thought-provoking dilemmas will lead you to question the Assembly’s relentless pursuit of progress.



  • Play the game in non-VR.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (Service Pack 1) or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater (VR), Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz (Non-VR)
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD 290 equivalent or greater (VR), AMD Radeon HD 7700 Series or equivalent (Non-VR)
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port. This game can be played with a gamepad or keyboard and mouse. The VR version can also be played with Vive motion controllers or Oculus Touch.

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