A story-driven action platformer for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Fly your Hovercraft on a quest to recover the Fox King's lost Diamonds and defeat the three Witches! Mine gems, battle creatures, solve mysteries, uncover secrets, build your ship, and speedrun for monthly Leaderboard giveaways!
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Release Date: Apr 28, 2017

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April 23

Today's Update is the full, finished game!



I'm excited to announce that Gem Hunter is finished! The remainder of Early Access will be spent stitching together a killer launch trailer that shows just how story oriented this game is, and polishing the player experience with various small updates here and there. We expect to transition to full release earlier than May 1st's initial estimation! At launch, the price of the game will go up to $9.99.

It's been a little less than two months since we began development on this project. Taking very few days off, and with work days sometimes hitting the 16 hours mark, it's been at times a grueling marathon. But in the end, we are extremely proud of the result, and are happy to bring one of the first ever story-driven VR platformers to you earlier than expected.

Details about the Finished Game
The complete game has 28 Diamonds to collect in 10 full Stages. There are 4 Boss fights, and lots of characters to talk to and get Ship upgrades from. There are nearly a dozen Steam Achievements, 3 unique Ship upgrades (The Shield Module, Dash Module, and Spring Boost Module), and 5 Ammo types to collect. The total casual play-through time of Gem Hunter's main story averages 2-4 Hours.

May's Speedrunning Giveaway
Since the game is now complete, the month of May will host the first real Speedrun giveaway! The top 100% and Any% category record-holders will each receive $50 Steam giftcards on May 31st.

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April 11

Massive Story Arc/Content Update coming in the next couple days!

I've been holding off on updates so that this next one could be huge. It adds the entirety of the 2nd story arc and refines quite a lot of the first. After defeating Dezravella in the Neon Outpost, this new arc pits you against her sister, Petrichora, who has taken refuge in the shadows of the Undergrowth, a place where souls come to coalesce. Things get real when she, the wisest of the three Witch Sisters, begins to shed light on the true villains of the story, and what makes you, the Gem Hunter, so special amidst all of the strife.

  • Two Full New Stages: the Undergrowth, and Innerworkings.
  • Major Story developments
  • New Ammo type: Big Shot
  • UI and Ship Control refinement
  • Two new Enemy types

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About This Game

Gameplay

Gem Hunter is a story-driven action adventure platformer for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Fly your Hovercraft on a quest to help recover the Fox King's stolen Diamonds and defeat the three Witch Sisters. Mine gems, battle creatures, uncover secrets, solve mysteries, customize your ship, and claim the highscore on the online speedrunning leaderboards for monthly prizes!

Game Content

  • 2-4 hours of Story-driven Gameplay, spanning across 10 full Stages to explore and 28 Diamonds to discover and collect.
  • 4 Epic Boss Fights that will require you to hone your skills to complete.
  • Multiple Endings based on who you decide to help or betray.
  • Competitive Speedrunning Leaderboards with monthly prizes for top scorers. Compete in both 100% and Any% categories
  • Comfort Options: Steer your Hovercraft via Motion Controllers or by Headset. Uses Peripheral Vignetting to ease rotation.
  • Original Orchestral/Synth Soundtrack
  • Challenging Platforming & Thinking puzzles
  • Hovercraft Customization & Upgrades: Gain the ability to Dash, summon Shields, and Spring Jump high into the air. Discover secret new Ammo types, change your ship's Color scheme, upgrade your Thrusters, etc.
  • 6+ Unique enemies, ranging from Rock Golems to Flying Robot Drones, and Venom-spewing Plants to Dragons.
  • Mine gems out of rocks to give your ship new powers! Collect Citrine, Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby, and Sapphires.

Story

The Fox King has hired you to reclaim the Castle's stolen Diamonds from the three Witch Sisters; Dezravella, Petrichora, and Ravanna. His emissary explains that the sisters have scattered the missing Diamonds across the magical worlds contained inside each of the Castle's many Paintings. As you begin your journey by tracking down Dezravella, a Dragon Riding Fire Witch, you discover that not all is as it seems, and there may very well be two sides to this story. It is up to you to choose right and wrong: Whether you ought to fight the Witch Sisters and collect Diamonds for the Fox King, or to break oath and help Ravanna restore peace to those worlds the Diamonds have been taken from.

Locomotion Disclaimer

This game uses Sliding Locomotion. If you are prone to VR Motion Sickness, there are Comfort Settings and alternate locomotion methods available in game that haven proven extremely effective for Roomscale VR players. However, for extreme cases they may not be adequate. You have been warned.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • Storage: 512 MB available space
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