SteamHammerVR - The Rogue Apprentice - London 1892
Your adventure takes place in Victorian London 1892. The dastardly Professor Rattwurm is attempting to enslave the fine English folk with his multitude of clockwork automatons! Armed with your steam 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 ten unique missions, there are two other gameplay modes with more of an arcade shooter style SEEK & DESTROY and DUO.

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 will remain in Early Access until the end of April 2017”

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

“The full version will have all ten missions for STORY MODE
Also players will have additional unique gameplay modes:

  • Seek and Destroy - Unique combinations of automatons to fight in various game location maps, can you become the worlds number One SteamHammer and top the leaderboards?
  • Multiplayer Mode (Duo)- Enlist a colleague - plan your strategy and head to London for some unique gameplay

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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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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February 15

An AMAZing Update - V1.0.4

Oh boy! Have we created a real stink with this one!

Yes! The new Sewers Mission is now available for all our intrepid SteamHammerers.

You will certainly need your wits about you, as well as a peg for your nose and a good sense of direction, it's a complete maze of tunnels down there!

As you have probably guessed this is not just a pleasant whistle-stop tour of Victorian London's delightful sewer system, there is serious mission work to turn your talents to.

Naturally there are few more of Professor Rattwurm's vile rat automatons lurking in the tunnels but by now we are confident you know how best to deal with those pesky blighters, however, be advised we heard there are a 'couple' of new enemies for you to combat in the sewers, but don't let that bug you.

Oh...It is a bit gloomy down there but Dr Springhorn has equipped your exo-suit with a nifty little head torch!

Of course it would be jolly helpful if you could find your way out of the sewers by yourself, we are afraid that Dr Springhorn has a rather sensitive disposition to putrid smellls and unidentifiable soft floating debris... that's why he is sending YOU! Good Luck SteamHammer!

What's Springhorn been buggering about with?

  • A double glazing salesman met with Dr Springhorn last week and told him he was using the wrong type of glass in the visor of his exo-suit, so apparently he has replaced it with some new state of the art 'Super Sample' that he gave him to try.
    Tell us what your think of the new Super-Sample-Thing will you? Oh sorry, apparently its Supersampling whatever the hell that is! Check it out in your SteamHammer Menu.

  • Springhorn is a bit confused this week, we asked him to fix some bugs, which is apparently why we got sent to the Sewers ;-) See what we did there?

What Crazy, Cruel and Unusual Creations come next?

  • Assuming you have made it out of the sewers and have had a jolly rigorous scrub down then you can next venture along the River Thames to the Limehouse Warehouse...we hope you have developed a good gameplay strategy by now, here you are going to have to think as well as fight...and run.

  • Time to tell you a little bit more about Seek and Destroy Mode, some of the locations you may recognise from the Story Mode but the gameplay and the automaton combinations here are going to test your strategy, survival instinct and weapon combos to the limit, are you the best SteamHammerer on the planet? Let's find out!

  • Feeling lonely? Need someone to cover your back? Want to reign supreme over the villainous Rattwurm's automaton army with a buddy? That's DUO Mode...more announcements on that totally cool potato soon!

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About This 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!

Early Access includes Story Mode with the first three of ten missions, Streets of London, Skillington Arms and The Tower of London.

Seek and Destroy mode will follow soon after, with the other missions being added over the sixty day EA period.

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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