Uphold The Realm is a VR Tower Defense game that lets you take command of your wargames style campaign map to interact with levels and manage towers. When your ready - Shrink down onto the table and use your archery skills to defend against the oncoming hordes.
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Release Date:
Jan 15, 2021

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I've been developing this game in my free time over the last few months and I've decided that it was time to start the process of getting the game into the hands of players who could provide early feedback on currently implemented content.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The amount of time this game will stay in Early Access depends partially on community feedback. I've been working on this concept over the last few months in my spare time after my full-time job.

At the current pace of development, I expect the game to stay in early access for around twelve months. If there is enough community interest around the launch of this Early Access version I will try to dedicate as much time as possible towards development.”

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

“As development continues the variety of available maps, monsters, upgrades, and talents will all be expanded upon.

The majority of current and future content will be polished and adjusted for ease of use.

Ongoing Development
  • 5 out of 13 Maps for the first Campaign.
  • 10 of the 20-30 Monsters implemented
  • Endless Mode
  • Variability of Talents / Upgrades
  • Improved Artwork, Textures, and Sounds

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The current version has the core gameplay loop implemented. The gameplay is functional albeit lacking polish. You can play through the first 5 maps of the initial campaign on two different difficulties. There are multiple upgrade paths available for each buildable tower, and a talent tree system for customizing your strategy.

Only around half of the planned content/features are currently implemented. Each update should bring more content and features.”

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

“As this game is my first Early Access release I expect there to be unforeseen bugs and glitches at launch due to the wide variety of consumer hardware. Because of this, the initial launch price is going to be set at a rather low cost. Early adopters will benefit from this lower barrier to entry.

As the game matures I plan to gradually raise the price as new content and features are implemented.”

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

“The priority of new features, mechanics, accessibility options, and bug fixes will be driven by community input. If there is enough community response for something I will try my best to implement it.

The community is encouraged to make suggestions and discuss other topics via the Steam community or discussion boards.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Valve Index. See the VR Support section for more info.
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About This Game

WARNING: This game does NOT support Windows Mixed Reality Headsets with Original Controllers. It DOES have support for the HP Reverb G2 controllers. If you own the original headset and buy the game you will need to create your own Input Bindings for the controller. A guide can be found pinned in the Steam Community Discussions.
Link to pinned thread with a list of supported Headsets & Controllers.

Windows 10 is REQUIRED.

Uphold The Realm is a tower defense game that leverages VR to provide a uniquely immersive experience. Take all of your standard tower defense tropes and mix in the ability to experience it all in First-Person. Take command of your wargames style campaign map to interact with levels and manage towers. When your ready - Shrink down onto the table and use your archery skills to defend against the oncoming hordes. Inspired by Sanctum and KingdomRush.


  • Build and Upgrade Towers - 4 Towers with 3 Upgrade Levels
  • Full Modding Tools - Customize everything! (Monster Stats, Tower Stats, Levels, Waves)
  • Use your Archery skills to defend your base
  • Manage your towers from above and then Shrink down to attack the oncoming horde
  • Over 20 different monsters - Land & Flying (10 out of 20 Implemented)
  • Diverse Campaign Map - (6 available out of 13 for the first Campaign)
  • Talent System - Customize your strategy
  • Level Ranking System
  • Multiple Difficulties
  • Smooth Locomotion or Teleporting
  • Leaderboards

Modding Tools

Link: Guide for game modding tools can be found here.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1060 / RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: i7 7700K / Ryzen 1900X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 2070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Development System: i9-9900k, RTX 2080, 32GB Ram.

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