Island 359 is a Virtual Reality survival game for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift+Touch. Players will use the guns, knives, upgrades, and other tools found on the island to survive for as long as they can against hordes of dinosaurs, as they explore the increasingly dangerous island.
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Mostly Positive (13 reviews) - 76% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Very Positive (210 reviews) - 80% of the 210 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 23, 2016

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We feel that as VR is in its infancy, it's important that we're able to be a part of the birth of this new entertainment medium. We didn't want to sit on Island 359 and keep it from VR enthusiasts when the market is hungry for new and exciting experiences while we continue to work on it. So we released it as Early Access and have been working with the community as we released two major updates already: SECOND BLOOD and ZERO DARK!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're anticipating being in Early Access for at least six months, possibly longer, depending on community feedback and how fans react to the releases and planned future content.”

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

“We're aiming for a robust selection of Mercenary Modes (challenges that rank you on a Leaderboard). Think of it as "instant action" where you can quickly drop in and kill dinos. We've also recently added an Arcade Mode based on the feedback from players around the world.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We now have multiple humongous levels for players to explore, where they hunt and hide from the dinos, find weapons, ammo, and loot drops. We have two different Mercenary Modes, currently: Loot Drop and Big Hunt. In Loot Drop, players have to keep earning new "Loot Drops" that contain health, new guns, and weapon upgrades. In Big Hunt, players stealthily hunt Raptors and Big Game Dinos like Allosaurs and Triceratops with just a bow and arrow. We've recently added an Arcade Mode that is an easier "pick up and play/demo" type of wave shooter compared to our more complex Mercenary Modes, and we've also recently implemented Global Leaderboards for all of our modes for players to compete on.

We have tons of guns, melee weapons, and gun upgrades for the players to combine, and we've recently also added a player upgrade tree in Arcade Mode that we are about to carry over into Mercenary Mode.”

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

“We haven't yet changed the Early Access price to reflect the content expansions with each update that brings us closer to full release, but the price may go up once we hit Full Launch status. We want to be open and transparent with our community, and we'd like to incentivize our fans to buy in early, for the lowest possible price, and stay with us and share their experiences as we grow, and hopefully grow the community along with us!”

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

“We've done regular developer Twitch streams, to show off upcoming features as we're building them out, both playing the new features and showing how we build them. We've been active in the Community forum answering questions and asking for feedback from the community, and we are always reading and listening to what our fans are saying about our past projects online. We want to know what works and doesn't work for you!”
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July 6

Update 0.4.2 is Live - Stegosaurus and Mercenary Credits

Hi everyone,

We've set the beta build to live today. Please let us know if you have any issues with the update and we'll do our best to remedy them as soon as possible.

New Features:

  • Stegosaurus! - He's pretty fun, still needs to be a bit smarter about which side he attacks from, but still a lot of fun to see and fight against. His tail attack should kill other dinosaurs if they're in his way!
  • Mercenary Credits - Mercenary missions now earn you a new currency type! This currency will be use to purchase gear upgrades in the near future. Examples include a six and eight slot backpack, new machetes, stat boosting upgrades, and weapons.
  • Better hand registration and tracking on Oculus Touch - we realized the hands were pretty off on Touch after the initial release. They should match up better now, as well as feel less jittery, as we've smoothed the rotations on them a bit.

Other work being done:

  • Survival mode save system - we have storage lockers working to save your gear in various places in the level.
  • Searchable Vehicles and Doors - figuring out a good way to do doors let us create openable vehicle doors to let you search through things and find new gear there. We'll also be putting these doors on buildings as well. This opens up a lot of new gameplay elements.
  • Mercenary Credits store is coming along. This is the vendor with whom you'll spend your Merc Credits.

As always let us know if there's any issues.

The Summer Sale price continues for another week, and we're out on Oculus Home today as well!

We made a sweet new trailer for that, check it out!

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June 29

[BETA UPDATE] 0.4.2b Update is Live in Beta Branch!

Stegosaurus is here!
(in the beta at least)

Some other minor updates and fixes in this beta build as well, but Stego is the big update. Other updates...

  • Mercenary Credits and Arcade XP
    Mercenary mode now earns you CREDITS, while Arcade mode earns you XP.

    You spend your XP leveling up in Arcade mode to improve things like your stamina, reload times, damage to weapons, etc.

    EVENTUALLY you'll be able to spend Merc credits on gear upgrades - better weapons, larger inventory bags, improved med-kits, etc. That's not in yet but getting closer.

  • Improved hand registration on Touch, also added some smoothing to the Touch controllers rotations to remove some of the jitter.

  • Lots of little fixes

Functionality is currently in for upgrading your backpack - we just need to finish out the "store" where you can actually purchase them with your credits.

We also finally got searchable vehicles working (but again not ready to ship). This will let you open doors on humvees to search for loot instead of them just being static set pieces.

Work continues on the big survival mode map.

Also working on a new mission-style tutorial to replace the current one. Also not quite done... a running theme here, but we want you to know we ARE working on more awesome content and features. These things just take time.

Thanks again for your patience - please let us know what you think of the beta and if you encounter any bugs or have any suggestions or comments.

If you don't have access to the beta, the code to unlock it is: i359beta2017

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“Island 359 is clearly building a strong foundation for one of VR’s breakout titles. The massive island is empowering to run around and explore in VR and the gameplay mixture of stealth, exploration, and combat, meld together to create one of the most engaging shooters we’ve seen inside an HMD so far.”
8/10 – UploadVR


We've integrated Oculus Rift+Touch support for Island 359! With comfort and accessibility options such as "reach assistance" and bump turns for forward-facing players.

About This Game

You step off the chopper and into the sweltering heat of the jungle, grab your gear from the old loot drop, and head off in search of fame, fortune, and prehistoric beasts. Nobody knows exactly why dinosaurs have shown up on this remote jungle island, but you know you can take them out. You've been hired as a mercenary to kill as many of these things as possible, and the good news is the checks have all cleared.

Island 359 is a Virtual Reality survival game for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift+Touch. Players will use the guns, knives, upgrades, and other tools provided to survive for as long as they can against hordes of dinosaurs, as they explore the increasingly dangerous island. You're a mercenary, and the money's no good to you if you're dead, so you're going to need to get back to the chopper for an extraction if you want bragging rights and a fat bank account.

  • Virtual Reality Shooter
  • Mercenary and Arcade Modes
  • Global Leaderboards
  • Multiple Player Movement Systems (Sprint, Teleport, Trackpad)
  • Expansive Levels
  • Realistic Weapons
  • Loot Drops
  • Throwable Melee Items and Explosives
  • Upgradable Weapons and Character Stats
  • Intelligent Dinosaurs
  • Incredible Jungle Presence
  • Chopper Rides
  • Climbable Ladders

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 or newer, 1x USB 2.0 or greater port
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