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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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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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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December 7, 2017

0.6.3 Patch

Just a couple more minor fixes in a couple updates today.
  • Prevented lockers from saving your empty inventory if you were redoing the tutorial mission and ran up to them and opened/closed them.
  • ACTUALLY fixed the issue with your Arcade Progression upgrades not loading properly. It was like 25% fixed at the last update, and should perform as expected everywhere now.
  • Fixed an issue in the tutorial where you could exit the chopper without the movement tutorial attached to you and would mess up the flow of the tutorial
  • Fixed some random arcade mode bugs
I think that's about it.
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December 5, 2017

0.6.2 Patch

Hi Folks,
We've been polishing for a couple days, hopefully things feel smoother after this patch, but as always let us know if you experience anything unusual.
  • UPDATED Fixed an issue that was preventing your Arcade mode updates from being applied
  • UPDATED Fixed explosions blowing away your weapon attachments
  • UPDATED Fixed an issue with the BuyBack system where it wouldn't reliably recognize attachments on weapons
  • Increased trackpad walk/run speed
  • Fixed some issues with Stealth Rating scoring
  • Fixed dinos not look randomly looking around
  • Fixed spawners not respawning item after leaving/returning
  • Cleaned up some of the collectible spawner code to be more reliable
  • Reduced frequency of collectible nags
  • Replaced some trees and foliage in Jungle Loot drops for perf
  • Replaced most of the houses in Beach with new Structures (have doors and use detail shadows) and added a couple new houses
  • Fixed Jungle Loot Drops chopper collision so you can't walk up to pilot and fall through
  • Minor lighting tweaks in Beach
  • (Hopefully) Fixed a number of chopper exiting bugs for Beach
  • Changed some default settings to use the Simple sky vs Complex b/c it's a lot better for perf and doesn't look that different
  • Fixed a VS issue with looking up twisting the waist backward
  • Fixed the spectator cam settings menus to show the proper resolution preview right away Nevermind this might still be broken
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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


See your entire body in VR using our fullbody Virtual Self system! Works with or without HTC Vive Trackers. Simply step into the shoes, and follow the super easy calibration instructions!

0 Trackers: just calibrate, save, and play!
1 Tracker: Wear anywhere on your hips (we recommend on your belt in back)
2 Trackers: Affix them on top of your shoelaces.
3 Trackers: Same as above, hips and shoelaces.


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
  • See Your Entire Body in VR with Virtual Self
  • 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
  • Accessibility Modes (Reach Assist, Bump Turns, Seated Mode)

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: 11 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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