Varox is back, and the people of Tarouke need your help. Master your skills, mount your guardian companion, and Unite the 7 races to banish the void. Sky Climbers is an Open World Adventure/Platformer game developed for the HTC Vive.
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Release Date: Feb 3, 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?

“Sky Climbers is in early access is due to the amount of content that still needs to be created. Most of the core mechanics and gameplay are established in Early Access. However the main components missing are the complete narrative, multiplayer functionality, and a large amount of NPCs/environments.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We released the chapter 1 beta in early april of 2017. We plan on releasing new chapters every 3 months. That means that all 4 chapters should be complete within a year. This is however an estimate as we plan on adding multiplayer support and that could easily take several months to accomplish in its entirety.”

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

“By the time the full version is released, Sky Climbers will have improved upon the length of the single player experience by completing the 4 chapters for the narrative. Each chapter will focus on 2 or 3 of the 7 races of Tarouke and will feature a massive main map with a specific biome. There will also be full multiplayer support and additional platforms supported such as Oculus Rift.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Chapter 0, which introduces the player to the core mechanics and narrative, is mostly complete. It is only missing polish and debugging at this point. Chapter 1 however is under heavy construction, and the player is only able to explore and interact with the massive environment for now.”

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

“Upon release of more chapters and multiplayer functionality is implemented, the price will raise slightly. At the launch of the full game, the price will be priced at 39.99$”

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

“With the launch of multiplayer, we have the possibility of interacting directly with our community face to face in VR! Aside from that we have many social media accounts set up and we browse the /r/vive subreddit in search of knowledge from the VR community. As indie developers releasing our first game, we are super excited to hear back from our players.”
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July 14

Patch 1.1.5 New Visuals and Back End Oculus Progress



We spent a lot of time today rebuilding our git/revision history protocol, therefore most changes were backend.

- Glowing Leaves to indicate climbing in opening scene

- More rock formations near walls in opening scene

- Back end progress for Oculus port under way with only a few core components left to debug/refactor

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July 13

Patch 1.1.4 Terrain Engine Overhaul/Bug Fixes

The new terrain engine is allowing us to pull off even more detailed scenes. With a robust grass and tree painting mode, we are able to create a lush forested scene relatively quickly. In combination with changes to scene lighting, occulusion culling, mesh batching and texture atlasing, we can create a large scale scene while maintiing optimal performance. "remember to diable Super sampling for best performance on minimum specs."

For this update, we have specifically made changes to the Canyon scene (the first scene after starting a new game) The overall layout of the map is still the same, but it looks much better. We are still working on this scene and will be putting out more patches as it has served as a test scene for the new improved terrain engine.

Other fixes in this patch include a bug that prevented players from hitting the continue game button. This should now work properly.

Lastly we switched back to multi pass rendering, this was an issue in the past and we hope that players can run properly now. If this issue applies to you PLEASE comment on the bug forums so that we can get this issue resolved.

***note, if you have made progress in your file and the continue game button doesn't work, try hitting new game. You will unfortunately have to start again but this should fix the problem

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“THIS CLIMBING GAME ROCKS!”
Nathie - Youtube

“What if Zelda cheated on Link and had a baby with Climbey? Well, you'd get Sky Climbers.”
MasterGamingVR - Youtube

About This Game


ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK - You will hear an entirely original soundtrack featuring dramatic sound sequences ranging from post tonal classical music to hard hitting electronic drops. The majority of the sound design was also done in house featuring unique sound effects catered to the aesthetic.

CLIMBING - As a core mechanic, we made it easy to climb most objects with a vertical element, you can also fling yourself from any climbable object providing a more in depth platforming experience.

DEVELOPING NARRATIVE - You will be lead through the early stages of your adventure by Blashm, a Shoi elder that acts as your first trainer and caretaker. As development continues we plan on adding dozens of new NPCs focusing on main/side quests

MULTI-TOOL - As of now the only multi tool ability available is the mag pull, which functions similar to a hookshot by pulling the player towards specific targets.

ARCHERY - Use your bow and arrow to activate areas by hitting targets, or go hunting in the chapter 1 forest!

HUNTING - Peaceful and wild animals roam around the chapter 1 map. Use your bow and arrow to hunt them "still under development currently only available in chapter1 so expect bugs and performance drops based on the number of animals present"

PARAGLIDING - Leap off from any high place and glide around the world "still under development currently only available in chapter1"

ANIMAL RIDING - Mount your companion guardian to travel quickly. Archery can be used while riding "still under development currently only available in chapter1"

CANYON ON LITHAN

You begin your adventure on Lithan, a desolate land with sparse inhabitants. Noticing a great Ark activate in the distance you go to investigate and find Blashm, your new mentor who will introduce you to the history and lore of the game world. This is also the time to learn basic locomotion mechanics. After meeting Blashm he takes you to the great reactor which powers the Ark transporter sending you through space and time to Tarouke where the main game takes place.

GARDEN OF TIME

A corespondent reactor/ark brings you to Blashm's homestead inside of a giant tree within the garden. After meeting with Blashm in his house, he informs you that you must begin your training by seeking judgement at the dojos where Aldor, a sky guardian will watch over your performance. Set on top of the highest mountain, you can see all of Tarouke from his treehouse.

DOJO SCENES

Each dojo challenge requires the player to maneuver through obstacles and solve puzzles. Each dojo gets progressively harder and builds upon the previous skills. Inside the dojo, the guardian eagle Aldor will oversee your challenge and reward you with a new ability if you can complete the challenge.

CHAPTER 1 FOREST

Upon completing the dojo challenges within the Garden of Time, the player will hop onto the guardian eagle Aldor’s back and fly to the southern forest. Blashm informs you that another shoi elder named Kniche lives in the south and he has something of great importance for you. This scene is still heavy in development and we will update this page as more content is available. As of now the player can explore the large environment and ride on Aoni while using the bow and arrow.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-6500 or AMD Ryzen 1500
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060 or RX580
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 6700 or AMD Ryzen 1700
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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