Unseen Diplomacy casts you as an elite member of The British Espionage Tactical Initiative, defeating the plans of evil-doers around the world. With a real-life obstacle course using every inch of your room-scale space, created by Steam VR, you will run and roll & sneak your way through lairs.
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Very Positive (124 reviews) - 91% of the 124 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 4, 2016

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December 6, 2016

v1.1 - Free Christmas update! New rooms! Trading Cards!

6th December

Hey everyone! As a big thank you to all our fans we’ve been spending after hours time, when we can, on getting a small free update for Unseen Diplomacy for you.

Unseen Diplomacy has become a bit of a cult hit with it’s use of Environmental Redirection, one-to-one movement, and a true room scale experience. Hopefully these changes will help those who like to demo the games to others, and has new gameplay ideas we wanted to try.

We have been listening! There’s only so much we can do without extra budget and with the odd hour away from other projects - and features like auto-scaling to playspaces requires a complete re-write. We’ve managed to do a few changes though, and added a little more content.

So what’s changed?

  • Two new rooms! We won’t spoil what they are, but one of them is a new ending!
  • ‘Restricted Movement Mode’ has been renamed, as this was confusing players. Now just named ‘Allowed Crawling’. If you didn’t know already, this turns off the crawling areas and changes the levels slightly for disabled users or for people who just don’t want to crawl.
  • Bigger celebration if you complete your mission successfully
  • Monitors and TVs can now be switched on and smashed
  • Stools have much better collision and can be picked up
  • Moved the switch in the third room, due to player requests!
  • You now get a mission briefing before you start so you know what your goal is.
  • Improved physics materials added to movable items for slightly better collisions
  • Fixed incorrect laser warning sound effect
  • Steam Trading Cards!

We hope you enjoy the changes! Please leave us feedback in the Unseen Diplomacy forums on Steam. Remember the readme!

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October 7, 2016

Up for Awards! And Future Content

Hey all!

Unseen Diplomacy is up for a few awards! These are for pubic voting, so if you have the time, we would love your vote;
Best VR Game and Golden Cube Awards at the Unity Awards
Game of the Year at the TIGA Awards

We've also been play testing a couple of brand new rooms at KernowDAT (in Cornwall, UK), and EGX 2016 (Birmingham, UK). They need some tweaking and fixing before they go up on Steam, but hopefully we will get in when we are happy with how they play test. Keep an eye out for us at events, and updates in the future.

We are actively looking for funding! We are still having to work 'after hours' on the project (which are few and far between). So if you know of anyone that you believe may be interested, send them our way.

Thanks for all your support!

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“I love the Vive, but my biggest problem was that it didn’t feel like there was actually much in the way of games for it. Nothing that really highlighted the platform. That is, until Unseen Diplomacy crawled through a vent and started scurrying around behind some crates in the corner”
Pocket Gamer

“It’s a fascinating experience, communicating both the immersive power of the medium, and the tactile capabilities of the HTC Vive which comes with two motion-tracking controllers that act as your hands.”
The Guardian

“‘Unseen Diplomacy’ Uses Every Inch of Your Room-Scale VR Space”
Road to VR

About This Game


Unseen Diplomacy casts you as an elite member of The British Espionage Tactical Initiative, defeating the plans of evil-doers around the world.
With a real-life obstacle course created by the Vive’s incredible virtual reality environment, you will run and roll, sneak and solve your way through volcano lairs and moon bases.

It behaves like ‘redirected walking’, which means the core control of the game is directed by the player's own movements.
The experience is focused through clever use of room layouts - by warping and manipulating space without you being aware of it, Unseen Diplomacy allows you to explore and navigate your way through a much bigger environment - no teleporting or portals required!

Virtual reality is a unique experience and Unseen Diplomacy is an intense and immersive game designed to offer you a glimpse into espionage life through your own eyes and movements.

Unseen Diplomacy has received strong attention and interest so we’re really pleased to be able to bring it to Steam in this format. This does mean that it is very much an experiential game - see below for guidelines on how to make the most of Unseen Diplomacy…


  • Unseen Diplomacy is a 4 minute experience, created in a month and designed for GameCity 2015, and now released on Steam due to popular demand.
  • The game *requires* a full 4m x 3m tracked space with no physical obstructions. If your setup does not meet these requirements you will not be able to play.
  • This is a single player version of the game, with a social screen so people can view what's happening inside the kit.
  • This game requires physical activity! There is an option to allow for users with limited movement to play. We suggest that users have to be able to move themselves around the space (be it wheelchair or otherwise), for the safety of anyone in the room and themselves.

If you don’t feel like your space meets the requirements, head to the National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham, UK, where you can play the game in their VR exhibition!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: CPU Intel i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 278 MB available space

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