Build tiny voxel worlds in virtual reality! Microcosm is the game I've wanted to play in VR ever since I saw the Oculus Rift Kickstarter way back in 2012. I picked up a Vive last year, but no one seemed to be making the voxel game I wanted. Finally, I said enough was enough, and just decided to build it myself.
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Release Date: Apr 17, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is going to be a great way to make sure Microcosm runs well on a variety of systems. Since I'm just one person with one test machine (currently), this is one of the more difficult parts of VR dev.

I'm also very excited to use the Early Access period to learn how other folks interact with and use the game, and make changes, additions, or removals accordingly.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“At most, I'd like the Early Access period to be a few months long. Once I'm comfortable enough with Microcosm's stability, performance, and feature set to move it out of Early Access, I'd love to keep adding updates as long as there's still both player interest and good things to add.”

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

“Beyond stability and performance improvements, here are some of the features that are currently planned:

  • More voxel colors
  • More voxel types (Currently looking into a "chiseled" variant)
  • Day/night cycle control (Speed and play/pause)
  • Steam achievements

Here are some features that may be added, but are currently still under consideration:

  • More export and sharing options. A way to quickly publish and share Microcosm worlds online is something I'm very much interested in building.
  • Multiplayer support.
  • Other VR platform support? Probably Oculus Rift + Touch first, but I'd love to eventually release Microcosm for other VR platforms, too. This is dependent on customer interest, as I currently only have a Vive.

Everything in these lists is subject to change, depending on what I learn from more internal playtesting, customer feedback, and other factors.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Microcosm is usable and fun in its current state, according to testers. Personally, I tend to get sucked in when I'm trying to test something, and often find myself just drawing for a while instead.”

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

“Nope! This is the planned final price.”

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

“As mentioned above, I'm very much looking to tuning performance and stability. A big part of this will be relying on feedback from users. Of course, it will also be great to get gameplay feedback as well!”
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Available: May 30

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About This Game

Build tiny voxel worlds in virtual reality!


Microcosm is the game I've wanted to play in VR ever since I saw the Oculus Rift Kickstarter way back in 2012. I picked up a Vive last year, but no one seemed to be making the voxel game I wanted. Finally, I said enough was enough, and just decided to build it myself.

This is still a very early version, but it is, according to testers, playable and fun at this point. Itch seemed like a great choice for a game at this stage, as my main goals right now are to get it into more folks' hands to make sure it runs well on a variety of systems, and to hear about others' play experiences. Both will help inform what I add and change going forward.

Details!


  • Microcosm worlds are made of 512×256×512 voxels. Each one is 0.018 meters (~0.7 inches) cubed. That's over 9 meters across and 4.5 meters tall of real-world space (~30 feet by ~15 feet). You can build some pretty huge stuff. 🚀
  • Create your own world of solid, transparent, and glowing voxels. 🖼
  • Switch the desktop camera mode! Use the default eye-cam, or place a fixed camera in the world. Great for time-lapses, video recording, and hiding your work. 📹
  • Super easy to learn, self-explanatory textless UI. 💡
  • Save your creations as .cosm files, and share them with other people! 🌏
  • Intuitive voxel selection and editing. Easily place, delete, and paint existing voxels. 🎨
  • Pause, speed up, and slow down the day/night cycle. 🌆
  • More fun and interesting things coming soon! 🎉

Microcosm currently requires an HTC Vive to play. If there's enough interest, I'd love to add Oculus Rift + Touch support. Please let me know if that's something you'd like to see!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6600K
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070
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