Become a secret agent in the 1950s and observe your neighbours to find the communist spy!
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Positive (28 reviews) - 92% of the 28 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 31, 2017

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August 9

Incoming update 1.03 - the Oculus update

#transmission established#

HQ here,

More and more agents are joining the cause. With the following changes, hopefully even more people will join the fight! We’ve been working a lot on improving Oculus integration, and some quality of life changes!

  • 2-Ssensor Oculus setup now supported! (recommended to use the Oculus 2-sensor 360° experimental setup)
  • Resolved a lot of initialisation errors specific to Oculus.
  • Fixed a bug where the objects sometimes spawned in mid-air, in the middle of the room, and/or not be properly rotated on the board upon starting either mission.
  • Fixed an issue where, when using Oculus with specific room sizes, the respawning system was not adjusted properly, causing objects to prematurely cull/teleport/disappear.
  • Fixed an issue where, when using Oculus with specific room sizes, pictures and intel attached to the board would disappear when looking away and the menu cards would be completely invisible in the main menu.
  • The The Red Stare logo is now displayed in the Oculus Home menu (as of the latest Oculus update)!
  • Resolved issue where characters in Mission L could hide behind walls for extensive periods of time, rendering the player unable to progress.
  • Completely reworked and improved the folder and its interaction; fixed clipping issues.

Players spawning outside of the room:
Some players have reported starting outside of the room, instead of inside. This is a bug we’ve been able to reproduce, and the cause being third-party software interfering with the standard room setup. If you are encountering these problems, please only use the official setup through either SteamVR (when using HTC Vive or Oculus) or the Oculus application (when using Oculus).

Things we are working on:
We are currently working on an adaptive rendering system that will scale the graphics settings based on the hardware available. The ultimate goal is that this will provide you with the best image quality at the best performance tailored to you!

Have you encountered a bug on this list that still happens, or did you catch a new bug? Make sure to fax in the details below!
If you wanna tell us that one of the bugs you’ve previously experienced has been fixed, that’d also be great to hear!

For now, stay vigilant, Agent...

HQ signing off

#transmission terminated#
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August 2

Incoming update 1.02

#transmission established#

Greetings from HQ,

We’ve been monitoring the situation and have found a couple of things to fix. So hereby:
  • We fixed an issue with the navmesh for the AI that caused none of the characters to move for certain players (including norma, which broke the beginning of mission R). You may have to use the ‘Wipe Data’ card before starting a mission if you previously played the game, but encountered this bug.
  • Audio now still plays when out of focus (We thought this would be too difficult to solve right now, turns out it wasn’t!)
  • Fixed a bug where the camera would sometimes fly around when a mission had been loaded.
  • Added mission names on the blackboard to emphasize that there are two different playable missions.
  • Folder interaction is now a lot more reliable. Changed ‘Suspect info’ folder to only allow grabbing. It previously allowed swiping as well (Waving your hand across it to flip pages) but both of those systems enabled interfered with each other.
  • We made sure the playerstart is always present, it used to be loaded in. This might solve issues for people that spawned outside of the apartment.
Room orientation

We also received some requests for changing the orientation of the room for Oculus players. This can be done outside of The Red Stare, by using the ‘Reset View in App’ function in the Oculus menu. So if you are getting dead zones in important areas of the game, use this option to resolve it!

Things we are working on:
  • Right now we’re fixing a bug for Oculus when you’re playing with two sensors. We initially planned to only support three sensors, but hopefully will fix some issues for people with two sensors with the next update.
  • Fixing bug where the menu cards are not displayed on the blackboard properly using Oculus (this may also cause pictures and intel that are stuck to the board to disappear when you look away from it).
Things you can do to bypass this while we work on a fix:
  • If you are still experiencing problems with Oculus, you could try and get rid of the Guardian System through the Oculus setup (skipping the play area drawing step). This will force the game to fallback to the minimum roomsize.
  • You can also try to setup the playarea to be just optimal (2.0m x 1.5m) through the Oculus setup.
  • You can try and use SteamVR when using Oculus and setup the playarea through the SteamVR setup, instead of the Oculus application.

If you catch any bugs (or communists) that we failed to find, please let us know!


HQ out

#transmission terminated#

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About This Game

The Time to Enlist Is Now!

In The Red Stare, you become a special agent in 1950s New York City on a stake out. The Reds have infiltrated the city, and you need to stop them before it's too late.
During your stake out you will be observing your neighbours' every move to find out who of them is the communist spy.

From within your apartment you'll be receiving information via your phone and fax machine, finding clues in case files, and taking pictures that you can fax to your handler - proving that your suspicions are right.

It's all about observation and deduction. You’ll have to use a number of different ways to identify people varying from appearances, items that can be found in their rooms, and rules only specific members of the communist ranks follow.

Good luck, agent! The nation depends on you.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows™ 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 980 or AMD R9 390X or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space
    • OS: Windows™ 7 SP1, Windows™ 8.1 or later or Windows™ 10
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space
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