Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia and DEFCON.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (32) - 96% of the 32 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (420) - 87% of the 420 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 26, 2017

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June 23

VR mode released into beta!

We are very proud to announce you can now play Scanner Sombre in VR, using a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

We've been busy working on this since Scanner Sombre launched, and we think it's one of the most atmospheric experiences we have ever created. Let us know what you think!

Mark & Chris made a video demonstrating the new Vr mode, and also discussing the critical and commercial response to the games launch. It's a difficult but honest discussion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4a7K-I-F5s

This update is on the steam branch 'beta', meaning you must manually switch to that branch to see this new version.
- Right click on Scanner Sombre in your games list
- Click 'Properties'
- Click 'Betas'
- Select 'beta' from the list. (Restart steam if it doesn't show up)
- The update will then download.


Full list of changes

- Experimental VR mode
Supports HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

- Translations
The game has been translated into this massive list of languages:
Bulgarian
Czech
Danish
Dutch
Finish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Portugese
Portugese-Brazil
Romanian
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
Ukranian

- You can now invert your mouse Y axis (options menu, 'Invert Y axis')

- Experimental Linux support added


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Reviews

“A beautiful but short-lived expedition that left me wanting more of its best ideas.”
80% – PC Gamer

“A short, sharp experimental adventure built around one devastatingly clever central mechanic, it's a pointed antithesis to its systems-heavy predecessor.”
Eurogamer

About This Game

Regaining consciousness you smell the damp. Opening your eyes you see the stone walls of the chamber flickering by the light of the fire; you stumble to your feet and kick a helmet clattering across the floor. Slowly the ache in your head begins to subside and you notice the beginnings of a passage. After a few steps the darkness consumes you. Returning to the safely of the fire you see a LIDAR scanner on the floor - a trigger press results in a faint glow coming from inside the helmet. You put the helmet on, adjust the beam-width and proceed into the abyss….

Inspired by Gone Home and Dear Esther, Scanner Sombre is a cave exploration experience. With stunning visuals and a terrifying theme, it is the 6th major video game released by Introversion Software - creators of the million selling, BAFTA award winning Prison Architect as well as Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON and Multiwinia.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64 bit OS. Windows 7 or Greater
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II x4 940 @ 3.0 GHz or AMD FX-8350 @ 4.0 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 2000/GeForce 8
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Ad Lib Music Synthesizer or greater
    Minimum:
    • OS: 64bit Os. MacOS X 10.7 Lion or greater
    • Processor: 64 bit Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
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