Bakemono is an anime themed VR mech simulator.
All Reviews:
Positive (14) - 85% of the 14 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
May 4, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I believe that the best way to develop the game is with the help of players.

With player feedback, I intend to improve the game and add new features throughout its Early Access, I will evolve the game from a combat sandbox into a fully featured animated campaign.

I take all feedback, opinions, critical thoughts seriously, so please don’t hesitate to contact me. This is all I do.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Early Access will last between 6 months to 2 years depending of the success of the game, which will impact the scope.

The game will be worked on every day the next 14 months regardless of success.”

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

““Features planned in the full version are:

- Player inventory
- Buying / unlocking equipment
- Skills tree
- New content (weapons, maps, armors)
- New enemy types
- Enhanced AI
- Flying Enemy Mech AI
- Full Modding (maps, weapons and custom scripting if possible)
- Hand animated and voiced cutscenes ( English + Japanese )
- 10 Bosses ( More if Possible )
- Full Campaign
- Customizable Mechs and More Player Mechs
- Avatar customization
- Additional Weapon Types
- Funnels

- Improved Menu System
- QOL Improvements

However, I will be listening carefully to the community and the content of the final release could change depending on feedback and suggestions.””

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version is polished, bugs are minimal, and core combat and interaction mechanics are already in place.

I could sell game as an arena shooter as is but this is not the way.

My philosophy is always quality over quantity, so the game is already enjoyable with the current combat build.

Current features:

- Unique VR combat: Fly, shoot, and wallrun in any direction
- Space, Atmospheric Flight, and Ground Combat
- 9+ Maps
- 10 enemy archetype (Melee Mechs, Assault Mechs, Mage Mechs, Capital Ships, Recon Ships, Dreadnaught Classes, Fighter Ships, Sea Ships, Tanks, Turrets) and many to come!
- Excellent Gunplay that works in air
- Flying, Shooting, 6DOF, Melee Combat
- Wall Running
- Free locomotion
- Laser Sword Dismemberment
- Multi Missle Lock On
- Laser Shield”

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

“Price will increase as content is added and milestones are met during Early Access.”

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

“I want to create the most amazing mech VR combat game possible, so feedback and input from the community is mandatory.
Anyone who has ever watched mech themed anime knows the style of play I am going for.
Full Macross / Gundam Mech vs Mech combat.

The community is what will make Bakemono the best it can be, and I intend to use Steam, Reddit, and Discord as the central places for exchanging ideas and taking feedback.

It is my opinion that modding greatly add value to a game and is a necessity on Steam, extending lifespan and adding variety in ways a developer sometimes cannot, so it is my intent to make the game as openly moddable as possible.
I plan to add support for custom maps, new weapons and even the possibility for modders to add new game modes.”
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About This Game

Bakemono is an anime themed VR mech action adventure. Shoot, Wallrun, and fly while having full control over both hands and weapons.

The game’s campaign is centered around a battle for the Solar System, in which The United Mars Federation betrays the treaty of 4712 – NSE ( New Solar Era), initiate a terrorist attack on The Sky Dominion Corporation and The Terrestrial Royal Empire.

The United Mars Federation has banded together with the current Raider Pirate Tribes and Rogue Military Factions to form an unstoppable force and wish to unseat The Terrestrial Royal Empire as the primary ruling body in the solar system and by proxy The Sky Dominion Corporation. Circumstances have forced The Terrestrial Royal Empire to use the original seven BTB Units: code-named “Bakemono Initiative”. These legendary mechs are the only weapons capable of defending the Earth.

Not wanting a full-scale conflict or the destructive power of the seven original legendary BTB Units: to be unleashed that would drag all of humankind into another war. Sky Dominion Corporation hires the infamous “Arc Babies” of the Arc Space Union Colonies. Battle harden during the “Raider Route War” and infamous brutality of taking back Sigma Station from rogue Military Pirate Factions.

Completely rebuilt game ( 3x's ) from player feedback and performance. New
Menu, New Tutorial, New Calibration System, New Levels, New Enemy Pilots.

Honestly I took for granted how many advanced features there are in the game, and how anyone but the most advanced VR players would intuitively understand some of the underlying control systems and movement tricks available in the game. The majority of the feedback from the players was that the tutorial was too hard. I redesigned it many times and made over 30 illustrated cards and added them to the brand new tutorial

Fight in large open areas with multiple avenues of approach to the objectives. Land, Sea, Air, Urban, and Zero G environments are available for hardcore pilots to traverse and master. Levels were rebuilt to accommodate the wall runs which will later be added to the combo and scoring system itself similar to rails in THPS.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Adult Themes, Depictions of Smoking, Fantasy Violence

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: quad-core 3.0ghz minimum
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070 / 980 for Rift CV1+Touch, Original Vive at 90hz, and RiftS at 80hz
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 24 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Z
    • VR Support: SteamVR or Oculus PC. Standing Only
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7 7700k or greater, 3.3ghz+
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1080 / 2060 super or greater for Rift CV1+Touch, Original Vive 90hz, and RiftS 80hz
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 28 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Asus Sound Card Essence STX 11

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