Hypatia – a social and magical place where creativity and exploration are the keys to this new world. Chat with friends, paint the city, share VR photographs, solve puzzles, join a stage play, or create your own fireworks. Hypatia will have you smiling for hours to come.
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Jun 15, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Hypatia is a dynamic, user driven MMO, and that means a lot of what we are doing is unique and experimental. Rather than keeping the project in the darkness until we reveal a completed version, we want to get users playing and telling us what they want to see. This allows us to test our network infrastructure, improve features and tailor the experience to our users. We are committed to providing a maximally stable, engaging experience, and it is very important for us to hear from the community before releasing the final version.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are currently planning to be in early access for one sprint cycle, which is 90 days for our team. That should give us enough time to get and apply feedback from the community, as well as enhance features for networking and stability. Our goal is to leave EA as soon as possible.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The next version will have a new set of regions, including new gameplay elements and experiences based on the feedback we receive from EA. We will also be refining and improving our core systems, including the network infrastructure and player options. Since Hypatia is a multiplayer experience, the full version will still continue to evolve and have new content added regularly, even beyond the Early Access period.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Hypatia is launching with 15 levels, including features like 3D painting, VR boats, live theater, spray painting, maze exploration, surreal museums and a lot more. We have a functional auto-spawning server architecture, secure data storage, multiplayer social voice, and a variety of user controls to make sure players can manage their experience. We had considered launching as a full version, but we want feedback. We need to test our infrastructure and make sure that the experience is maximally engaging. As soon as we have confirmed scalability and gotten feedback, we can move out of Early Access, and plan to incorporate a lot of the feedback we receive.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We do not currently have plans to change prices when we leave Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Hypatia is a user-driven experience, so it is very important to us that we build an experience that people want to play. We plan to talk to the community, poll users with questionnaires and offer a form on our website where users can give feedback. We plan on incorporating a lot of the features, suggestions, and improvements that are suggested by the community.

We make lots of tutorials and videos sharing our process. We are starting a video podcast where we'll invite community interaction, and we encourage players to contact us on social media. Since Hypatia is multiplayer, we also plan to spend a lot of time interacting with players directly inside Hypatia and taking their feedback to build the best experience possible.”
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January 11

Happy New Year!

Hello Hypatians! I hope your New Year has started off as well as ours has! We have some very good news to share with you, but first let's address the elephant in the room.

The last patch was 4 months ago, with the last major update being an additional 2 months before that. In that time, I can assure you that we at Timefire VR have been working diligently towards the next stage of Hypatia. We've seen new and returning players log in, and even popped in to say hello a couple of times. Our fans mean the world to us, and your continued interest is why we’re still pushing forward.

So if we’re still here, why have we not said anything? There have been two major blockers on our communication.

Due to outside financial changes, we had to downsize our development team to a more conservative size. This means content takes longer to complete, and we absolutely HATE promising things that we are not absolutely sure we can deliver on (meaning, if we don't have a realistic time estimate, we do not announce it).

Secondly, we WERE a publicly traded company. This means there was a lot of legal restrictions on what we could and could not say. This is where the good news comes in. Timefire has been bought out, but that’s a long and complicated history best told another day. The developers that are here are staying here, myself included. That means we’ll now have much greater freedom to share our development process with you.

But enough of history. What's next? We're filling in some key positions for our team, and ramping up for the next stage of Hypatia. We have a lot of awesome updates and additions which build upon the current foundation of Hypatia. Most of what needs to be done for this update is art content and bug-squashing. Currently, we’re estimating a late March release date.

I can’t spoil all of the fun details yet, but we do have two new areas, hundreds of items, significant new gameplay systems, and a large rework of some existing areas!

Stay tuned for upcoming details about Hypatia: Grand Opening, including a more in depth look at the upcoming changes!
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September 7, 2017

Patch 1.0.134

This is a minor patch for some collision updates and adding graphical setting presets. We hope to announce the much larger update that we're working on sometime in the next few weeks.

  • Overall quality settings “Low, Medium, High, and Custom” These are just presets to make managing your quality settings easier. Hypatia will default to “Low.”
  • When multiple UI windows are open, your pointer will properly hit the top most window now.
  • Fixed pickup collider on settings window blocking some input
  • Collision in the underwater tunnel
  • Travel gates not receiving you properly when teleporting from far away.
  • Fixed audio in the character creator that was starting before load finished
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About This Game

Hypatia moves Virtual Reality beyond the game with a social and immersive world that brings the magic of an infinitely creative space to VR. This first release of a small corner of our city is a glimpse at what’s to come.

The pioneering citizens of Hypatia will find incredible activities that will entertain them for hours on end. We invite everyone to play with our painting tools in environments where fun is let loose. What’s more, it’s all in a shared space where visitors can talk with one another and explore everything from the fantastic to the impossible.

Our museum will take you through the looking glass where art may not be what it seems at first glance; we invite you to step right in. Next, visit our interactive theater where you can put yourself on the stage in a vaudeville style production of your making. Don’t feel like being an actor? Maybe you’d like some puzzle solving in our Cogwheel Garden where not only might you learn something about gears, but you might just reach the top of the tower to take off in a sky boat.

Boats! We’ve got that covered too over at our Waterfront. Get ready for a workout should you feel up to the task. We guarantee you’ll be huffing and puffing to win this race. There are hidden places to explore too, but if we told you what they were and what you’d be doing we’d spoil the surprise.

Speaking of surprises, who’s not awed by the delight of watching fireworks on a summer night? Visit Kapow Lake to fire off all kinds of fireworks. Along the way you can learn something about the chemistry of these beautiful bursts of color in the night sky as you build your own virtual fireworks.

Step into Paintville, the first multi-dimensional virtual coloring book. You’ll have an entire neighborhood to paint everything from the sky to your friends. Chaos will run riot as buckets of paint and graffiti color this corner of the world in a palette shaken right out of the rainbow. The only thing missing is unicorns. Nope, we’ve got them too….and cats. Need pictures of cats and unicorns? There are currently four types of virtual cameras to take and share pictures with. From the original 1865 Daguerreotype camera to a Polaroid or the first digital camera, the Dycam.

Best of all, this entire experience is growing into a massive collaborative social space where the citizens of Hypatia are the actors and the story in this evolving new city of the future is happening right before your eyes. So join us in Hypatia where creativity is the currency and you are on center stage in a new world of Virtual Reality.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD FX4350 or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vive or Oculus required
    • OS: Windows 8.1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vive or Oculus required

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