This immersive adventure takes place in iconic locations around Victorian London in 1892. The dastardly Professor Rattwurm is attempting to enslave the fine English folk with his multitude of clockwork automatons! Armed with your 19th Century powered weapons, can you save old London Town?
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Release Date: Jan 20, 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?

“SteamHammerVR is a game with a complete story arch moulded into eleven unique missions, there are also four arcade shooter area in the SEEK & DESTROY mode.

This game is far from being just another wave shooter, it is what we like to call a 'Brave Shooter' a proper story, movement, multiple weapon combos, required strategy to complete rather than button mashing.

Early Access should be the way to go for any game that is not 100% complete, this dev team listens to the community and responds so the game evolves to be the best it can.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“SteamHammerVR is scheduled for release on the 28th July 2017”

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

“The full version has eleven missions in the Story Mode :- "The Rogue Apprentice"

Also players have access to four highly addictive levels in Seek and Destroy mode where fighting unique combinations of automatons in various game location maps, can you become the worlds number One SteamHammer and top the Globals Leaderboards?”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is looking fantastic! honestly it really is :-) and many of the gameplay features that pre-release Demo players have asked for have been included.

  • Weapons now have multiple levels of upgrade
  • Automaton types and variations vastly increased with a new fiendish level of AI
  • Movement - This was a big request and whilst we remaining true to the historic reality you can now explore beyond room scale

With more than ten different iconic mission locations, the game will take several hours to complete.”

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

“Game will not change in price”

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

YES! We love feedback and respect every gamers opinion, whilst we are a small indie be assured that we are hell bent on creating not only a game we are extremely proud of but a game that the community loves to play.”
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May 31

Helmet Upgrade with Voice Commands! Update 1.1.1

Announcing a small but totally splendiferous update prior to the complete release scheduled for Summer 2017.

Voice Commands
As well as switching your weapons using the pads, you can now switch your weapon load out by saying the following voice commands:

Two Pneumatic Hammers
Two Rail Guns
Magnet Beam and Pneumatic Hammer
Two Magnet Beams
Tesla Ray and Steam Cannon
Two Tesla Rays
Steam Cannon and Pneumatic Hammer
Rail Gun and Pneumatic Hammer

Other Key Release Notes for 1.1.1

  • Headshots are now more effective against Humanoid Automatons
  • 4 Camera Angles and Auto Camera Switch for Monitors
  • Over 42 improvements and tweaks throughout

NOTE: For Voice Command to work your HMD will need to have its microphone active.

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April 21

Seek & Destroy Mode LIVE! - Update 1.1.0

So folks! This is the last update before we come out of Early Access on the 31st May 2017.

In this latest release there have been several further tweaks and improvements to the Story Mode gameplay, but now you can access Seek & Destroy arcade Mode and try one of four gameplay zones.

Seek & Destroy Mode
Seek & Destroy is an arcade style time based full on wave shooter version of SteamHammerVR with plenty of combos to boost your score and rack up those achievements. Ultimately your quest here is to try to become the world's most successful SteamHammer!

For Seek & Destroy you have been given MKIII versions of the SteamHammer arsenal, but you can still test your skill by playing in Easy, Medium or Hard.

Note: If you want to ascend the leaderboard and achieve the title of the Supreme SteamHammer then you can accumulate more points playing on the harder difficulty levels.

Full Release Details

The Rogue Apprentice - Story Mode (Ten Missions)
  • Streets of London (Available in Early Access)
  • The Skillington Arms (Available in Early Access)
  • The Tower of London (Available in Early Access)
  • The Sewers (Available in Early Access)
  • Limehouse Warehouse
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Eastenders
  • Night on the Town
  • The Palace
  • Rattwurms Mansion

Seek & Destroy Game Zones
  • Panic on the Streets of London (Available in Early Access)
  • Pandemonium at St Pauls
  • Pain in the Drain
  • Kick in the Crown Jewels

DUO Mode - Seek & Destroy Multiplayer
Take to the streets with a friend, plan your strategy and save old London Town

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About This Game

Story Mode

'The Rogue Apprentice' contains Eleven Missions which take you on a story based adventure staged in some of the most iconic locations around Victorian London, including, The Tower of London, Limehouse Warehouse, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, St Pauls and even the famous London Sewers. It's a hugely engaging and immersive experience with several types of challenging gameplay.
As the narrative unravels you will unlock each mission. more of the story and more powerful weapons, there are plenty of twists and surprises to enjoy as you discover the truth about your recruitment as 'The SteamHammer'

Seek & Destroy Mode

Seek & Destroy mode gives you Four full on 'Arcade Wave Shooting' versions of SteamHammerVR, with a mass of combos to boost your score, see how far you can battle your way to the top of the Global Leaderboards! Try your hand at 'Panic on the Streets of London' , Have a pint in the Skillington Arms for the hilarious 'Bar Room Brawl', keep an eye on the time in Westminster for the 'Big Ben Bash' or go to the Tower of London for a 'Kick in the Crown Jewels'!

Exceptionally Community Driven Features

  • Unique VR Combat: With six different weapons and two hands you have over 36 weapon combinations with an amazing amount of physics to master.
  • Voice Commands: Want to keep you finger securely on the tigger? No problem, you can use several one word voice commands to instantly switch your weapon load out mid battle
  • 4 Camera Angles and Auto Camera Switch for Monitors: See all the action from several angles or just let 'auto cam' switch between them
  • Challenging and Not so Challenging: Easy, Medium and Hard settings available for all modes
  • Testing Range: Before you go into the fray you can test all the functionality of your Exo-Suit and weapons
  • An Amazing Original Soundtrack album from Polish sound Magician Przemek Kasperski is included with the game


Your adventure takes place in Victorian London 1892, but dark deeds are afoot, aside from the distant cries for help in the fog, the streets seem eerily quiet but you are soon to realise why, the dastardly Professor Rattwurm is attempting to enslave the fine English folk with his army of clockwork automatons raging havoc all over town.

Using this new-fangled steam power, some ingenious state of the art 19th century gadgetry along with the guidance and expertise of Doctor Obadiah Springhorn you should be more than capable of victory.

From the safety of Springhorn's elaborately furnished command centre in the Airship 'Horndenburg' the story unfolds as you plan your strategy and practise with the all the weapons which will be at your disposal. Your steam powered Exo-Suit has only two hands but your load out contains six unique and upgradable weapons which you can switch between during battle:- The Steam Hammer, The Steam Cannon, The Magnet Beam, The Rotor Saw, The Tesla Ray and The Rail Gun!

With some experimentation, a little strategy and a modicum of skill you should be able to complete all the missions and reveal the full story of 'The Rogue Apprentice'...if not you will be hauled back into the 'Hordenburg' for essential suit repairs and you can try again!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
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