Fly, swing, fall and soar through a beautiful—and deadly—universe in a new kind of VR platforming experience. Using a propulsion mechanic built exclusively for VR, you will conquer increasingly deadly worlds engineered to break your mind and spirit. Are you ready to master the STRAYLIGHT?
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Feb 3, 2020

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Why Early Access?

“We’ve been working on Straylight for about two years, and now we need your help! The game is largely complete, but this is our first rodeo and we would love some time with the community to polish it up as brightly as possible before release. We’re looking forward to discovering what works, what doesn’t, and how to do more of the one and less of the other. We’re also excited to get the ‘end game’ and story elements finished, and would love your help in shaping the final stages of our journey.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 3-6 months. We need time to incorporate community feedback, tweak and polish the gameplay and visuals, and complete the ‘end’ of the game.”

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

“The final version of the game will include 12 base-game levels, a collectible system that unlocks the REAL (and murderously hard) final level and true end of the game, and more story voiceover elements. We will be improving the menus, leaderboards, performance, sound design and visual fidelity. We may also incorporate community-driven ideas if feasible, as well as anything else cool that we think up and can manage to get done.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Currently Straylight is fully functional and playable with 10 fully realized, endlessly replayable levels and a tutorial level for friends and family. There is both a challenging collectible system and Steam Leaderboard functionality for those who like speedrunning and competition. The game keeps track of your progress and the look, feel and sound of the game—while it may get polished up a bit during the early access phase—are just what we want them to be. Straylight also has a very ‘ahem’ helpful voiceover system to teach and taunt you as you progress, and introduce some story elements. While incomplete, the early access version of Straylight is a fun and difficult experience affording hours of rewarding gameplay.”

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

“Since Straylight is fairly close to completion, we do not anticipate raising the price of the game when we leave Early Access.”

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

“We plan on engaging with the community through the Steam forums, on our Discord, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. All feedback is welcome, and we are tremendously excited to hear your thoughts and ideas. Even if its adding a deep, robust crafting system or extensive RPG elements. We’re not going to DO that, but we’re excited to hear about it! In the end, we want to make a game that you are as excited to play and share as we were to make.”
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About This Game

A New VR Platforming Experience
There’s only one goal in Straylight: Get to the end. But to do this, you will need to master a gravity-defying propulsion mechanic built exclusively for Virtual Reality, and pass the increasingly difficult challenges ahead of you. You’ll fly, swing, fall and soar through beautiful—and deadly—worlds, engineered to break the mind and spirit. Only the best will successfully traverse these lethal cosmic playgrounds, using solely their wits, razor-fine reflexes, and delicious desperation. Soar; die; repeat; then soar again until you find your perfect path through the course. And only the very, very best will be able to master… The STRAYLIGHT.

A New Universe (of Danger)
Explore and break your teeth on increasingly difficult worlds built in VR, for VR, and only truly able to be experienced with this new technology. There is beauty in this universe, but beware; even beautiful things can be deadly. Ancient, broken monoliths hang waiting in the depths, surrounded by lovely, spinning obstacles, and your only weapons to conquer them will be your will and determination. You will sail around massive artifacts and through mind-bending arenas designed to reduce you to only one, sharp desire: To win. No matter how many times you have to die.

Movement Is Life
Have you ever wanted to fly? Have you ever wanted to move effortlessly in virtual reality? Straylight gives you full freedom of movement, a cosmic playground to discover, and a unique propulsion mechanic to explore. Straylight is a game developed for current and next generation VR equipment, and allows for immersive movement in VR space without the disorientation and nausea that accompanies many types of locomotion in virtual reality. Some players will always react badly to VR, of course, but our experience has been that very few people experience discomfort of any kind while playing.

Straylight is a challenging experience meant to evoke the best feelings of classic platforming games but evolved for virtual reality. You have no weapons, no health, no extra lives and no excuses; the only way to get through the portals and discover The End is to master the Straylight; and the only way to master the Straylight is to move. Are you ready?

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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