Outsmart your Echo in this futuristic first-person puzzle game. Minimalist graphics and live action video combine to create a mind-bending story experience.
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Mostly Positive (18) - 77% of the 18 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Apr 6, 2017
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“We started building ECHOPLEX in mid-2015. The first version was a basic, browser-based prototype. Next, we built a 5 level demo. We found that each time we got feedback from players - good or bad - the game got better. This is our first game, so we want to stay close to the community and build the game you want.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We've been working on ECHOPLEX for almost 2 years, and we'd like to release a full version of the game less than 12 months after Early Access launches.”

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

“Our goal is that the full version of ECHOPLEX has more levels, more features and more story.

Based on player feedback, we also want to address these key areas of the game:

  • Ensure that the goal of each level is clear from the start
  • Improve player controls and flow of movement
We've gotten requests for a level editor, which we are keen to develop, if resources allow.

On the technical side, we have plans to optimize the performance of the game, and add controller support. We’d also love to develop for VR, as we think ECHOPLEX is perfect for the format.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We’ve worked hard to make ECHOPLEX Early Access a complete experience.

You’ll get 15 complete levels, grading up in difficulty, and a self-contained story, which sets up a further narrative.

Having said that, this is a work-in-progress version. So expect:

  • Some unpolished graphics/animation
  • Some dips in frame rate
  • Occasional bugs (which we fix as fast as we can)

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

“We may increase the price as we ship new content and features.”

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

Please share your feedback in the Community Hub. Our public Trello board shows a summary of feedback we've received and what we're currently putting into action. You can also email the game director directly: tyron@outputgames.com
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June 22

Save 25% on ECHOPLEX - Steam Summer Sale



Kick off your Summer with a sweet deal of 25% off ECHOPLEX Early Access!

The sale runs from 22 June to 5 July 2017.

Remember: It's always cooler in the simulation.
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June 21

Get featured in the ECHOPLEX credits - Post your best screenshots!

Upload your best ECHOPLEX screenshots and you could be featured in the game credits.



How to Enter:
  1. Take in-game screenshots of ECHOPLEX Early Access
    Each screenshot must feature ECHOPLEX gameplay (i.e. not cut scene footage)
  2. Upload your best screenshots (max. one per level) to Steam
  3. Caption with #creditscomp so that we know it's for the credits competition
Upload your screenshots here

Winners will be announced on 28 June 2017.

Pro-Tips:
  • Use Premonition to get more creative camera angles by pressing TAB
  • You can turn off the bloom setting in Premonition by pressing SHIFT + B
  • The default screenshot shortcut key is F12. You can change this in:
    Steam > Settings > In-Game > Screenshot shortcut keys



Rules:
  • One winner will be chosen for each level of Early Access
    (15 levels = 15 winners)
  • You may only submit one screenshot per level
  • You can have multiple screenshots featured in the credits
Happy snapping!

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Reviews

“If Stanley Parable, Portal and QUBE went minimalist…”
PCGamer

“A slick, stylish and rather scary puzzle adventure.”
AlphaBetaGamer

“Intriguing… Minimalist aesthetic and tricky spatial puzzles.”
IndieGames

About This Game

Outsmart yourself in this mind-bending first person puzzle adventure. You are followed by an “Echo” -- a duplicate of yourself who repeats everything you do. Faced with a series of puzzles, your goal is to outwit your Echo using strategy and cunning — and retrieve memory fragments that hold the secret to who you are...

ECHOPLEX combines minimalist graphics with live action footage to create an immersive, story-rich experience.

  • Solve unusual spatial puzzles anchored by an innovative Echo gameplay mechanic.
  • Experience the story through puzzle-solving and live-action video clips shot by an indie film director.
  • Explore intriguing, minimalist environments.
  • Enjoy an abstract soundscape augmented by a “cyber-horror” score composed by Revin Goff.
  • Play under intense time pressure as your Echo draws near...

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM , AMD HD 7730, nVidia GT730
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or above
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB VRAM, AMD Radeon R7 250, GTX 550 ti
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: mac OS 10.7 or above, 64 bit only
    • Processor: 2.2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1GB Intel HD Graphics
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: macOS 10.7 or above, 64 bit only
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon Series
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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