Jack Walker: Ethereal is a Sci-Fi/Action/RPG game for advanced VR players, with unique movement and combat mechanics. You play as Jack Walker, an intergalactic bounty hunter who can fly and shoot laser beams out of his wrist as well as slow down the time. The fate of the universe is in your hands...
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Why Early Access?

“We are a new VR company based in Istanbul and this is our first game as a company. We are one of the very few VR companies in Turkey. As ROG Studios, we are a young group of developers with an average age of 27, who aim to take VR to the next level but we need time, support and patience. We develop as we learn new methods and techniques, that's why we need more time to develop our game. As any other work, a good quality VR game needs a lot of time to be developed, especially if it's your first try. So, please consider helping us develop our game into a great experience. We need your support in the early access stage so that we can release the full product earlier than expected, with higher quality.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We started developing at the beginning of 2020 and we need at least 4 more months to finalize the game. We need time because we have big plans, especially in terms of multiplayer. We will have both local and online multiplayer options, which require a lot of testing. That's why we need the help of beta testers for some time. We want players to have smooth and high quality experiences in multiplayer modes, so we are not rushing it.”

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

“In the full version, there will be lots of different maps, weapons, enemies, boss fights, suits, characters, extended maps etc. Building a virtual world with RPG elements is very difficult, especially if it is VR. That's why we are trying to develop the "must haves" first, so that people can enjoy our game earlier. But in the full release, we believe this game will be the reason for buying VR, if the VR community supports us through the process.

Also, we will improve the models, characters, interactions, body IK, hand physics etc.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the current state, we have a HUB (main menu) which is our main spaceship where we choose missions, edit our load-out, change settings and enjoy space. We have a prologue/tutorial map where we learn and get used to the mechanics of the game since Jack Walker has agile movement and combat mechanics. Other than that, we have 1 mission map called Xidrion (an alien planet map) which contains a boss fight at the end.

We are currently working on 2 new maps. We call them, Robot Factory and Cyber City, for now... In the upcoming months, these maps will be playable for single and multiplayer too (both online and local).

There are boss fights in all these maps and they are all different. For example, in the robot factory, you will fight a 15 meters high robot, which is pretty difficult and fun... In the alien planet map there are multiple mini-bosses and a main boss... We are trying various things in the game not to bore players with the same old stuff...

The single player system we have is called "contracts", which means every episode is different from each other because you will be playing as an intergalactic bounty hunter. We plan to update the game with new maps, weapons and characters, as well as fixing bugs and polishing the game with the help of beta testers.

In the current version of the game, there is no multiplayer because we could not finish it 100% and we don't want players to have bad experiences, so we will bring multiplayer modes as updates, later on.

To sum up, there is a tutorial map, a mission map and our hub. New maps, enemies and weapons will come as updates, in the upcoming months.”

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

“We want to set the early access price affordable, so that everyone can try it out and help us by giving feedback. At the same time we need people's financial and moral support to complete the full game as desired. But as we come closer to full release, the price will gradually increase, as more content will be there to play. However, it will never be expensive. We aim to keep the price at medium range.”

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

“We have a discord channel and a trello board where we aim to chat with the beta testers so that we can receive feedback faster and easier. This way we can improve the game quickly. You can find the links in our website.”
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About This Game

Jack Walker is an intergalactic bounty hunter from planet earth and he has a genius/hacker partner called Frosty. Together they operate contracts in different galaxies and planets, they are trained to steal, kill and destroy. They have a spaceship (hub) where they receive bounty requests and travel to different planets. It is also used as a hub for the multiplayer mode. Jack Walker and Frosty both have unique skills and attributes and they are as following:

Jack Walker can:
- Launch his left robotic hand to surfaces and pull himself to it and fly
- Shoot laser beams out of his left wrist, when his hand is away
- Send magnetic shock waves to enemies' brains and incapacitate them by grabbing their heads from behind
- Grab objects from distance using his high-tech gauntlet
- Slice enemies with his custom-made plasma sword

Frosty can:
- Fly using his Super Jet Boots
- Jump higher than a normal human being
- Slow enemies down by shooting at them with his frost gun
- Freeze enemies by shooting at them a few times

Single Player Modes

Contracts: This mode is the campaign-like mode for single player. Different missions will be playable in different planets and some of them will require different skills, weapons and strategies. By completing these missions you will earn credits and will be able to upgrade your weapons, suits and spaceship. Also, with the experience points you earn after each mission, you will also customise and upgrade your character's skills and attributes.

Survival: This is the wave shooter mode where you can test your skills in the maps, where enemies come in waves. You will choose the maps and the types of enemies will differ according to the map selected.

Multiplayer Modes (Coming Soon)

Online Co-op - Contracts: This is like co-op campaign where the second player plays as Frosty, and together the 2 players go on missions. After completing these missions, players will earn XP and credits and they will upgrade their characters. Since there are 2 playable characters, they will earn XP and credits separately for each character. As you level up, new perks and weapons will be unlocked.

Online Survival: 2 VR players play as Jack Walker and Frosty, in a wave shooter survival mode.

Local Multiplayer: The main idea is; the second player will connect to the game from the same PC as the first (VR) player. The second player will play as Frosty. This will be playable for both survival and contracts.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Core i5-7500 / Ryzen 5 1600
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / RX 580 - 6GB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel CPU Core i7 9700K / AMD CPU AMD Ryzen 5 3600 4
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GPU GeForce RTX 2070 Super / AMD GPU Radeon RX 5700 XT
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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