DeepStates [VR] - Experiences designed to calm your mind and drift away. Wind down in compelling natural sceneries with dense atmospheres. Please note: Development for DeepStates is discontinued.
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Very Positive (82) - 90% of the 82 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 18, 2021

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“DeepStates [VR] will grow in features and number of included environments over time. Community feedback (e.g on Discord) is very much appreciated.

UPDATE | Development for DeepStates is discontinued.

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Presumably until end of 2023, once there are 10 environments available and some other aspects more fleshed out.

UPDATE | Development for DeepStates is discontinued.

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

“More environments / experiences, better UI and various other improvements and features.
You can find the full up-to-date roadmap on Discord.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The base concept is established: Atmospheric, calming VR environments that you can take in (Default mode) and whenever desired start a session that will guide you deeper (DeepGuide mode) and transform aspects of the environments (Afterglow mode).
From here on certain aspects of the different modes will be fleshed out more with community feedback. There are currently six environments to explore.”

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

“The price can increase on final release, if there will be additional features or experiences, which are not yet planned for.”

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

“Join the Discord and let your voice be heard in #content-feedback and #feature-requests. Also feel invited to share your experiences in #deep-reports!”
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About This Game

Development for DeepStates is discontinued. Please see the latest announcement for more details.

DeepStates [VR] - Experiences designed to calm your mind and drift away.

Wind down in compelling natural environments with dense atmospheres. Let the scenery sink in and whenever you are ready activate the DeepGuide, which uses breathing, humming, spatial sounds and entrainment with brightness-, volume- and haptic modulation, as well as binaural beats to get you deep. After a guided session aspects of the environment and mood will have transformed.

After choosing one of the (currently six) available environments you can explore it using teleport or smooth locomotion. In each environment you can control certain parameters (e.g. time of day) using your thumbsticks / trackpads. Additional controls for image, sound, locomotion, performance, as well as settings for the DeepGuide (e.g. session length, manual or fixed guided tempo) can be accessed via the radial menu. There you will also find additional information regarding the specific controls for each environment and its modes. The application knows three modes: Default, DeepGuide and Afterglow.

  • What it is NOT
    Don't expect fast-paced action, gamification/quests, huge open-world levels or complex scene interaction (more interactions with the environment are likely to follow though).

  • Please take a look at the recommended specs and try the demo first to test performance and VR headset/controller compatibility.
    This application is resource intensive. - Much care is taken to optimize it, while still trying to keep a decent quality. It's a tight-rope walk - especially with VR. The hope is that you don't have to care too much about technical acpects or performance issues and can just enjoy the application.

  • If you encounter any issues or have feedback of any sort,
    feel invited get in contact via Steam Discussions or Discord before writing a review.
    There you can also access more infos about known issues and solutions, change-log and roadmap.

Developer's note (Marc Zimmermann aka. epicscapes):

In DeepStates [VR] I combine my passion for using environments to convey feelings and emotions, with my interest in the manifold realm of altered states of mind. For this application I create places that I personally have a strong longing for and which tend to give me this certain vibe, a mixture of 'the joy to be alive here and now' and a feeling of 'melancholia', since all of it will come to an end eventually.
My goal is to create interesting, soothing and deep, meaningful states of being.
I dearly hope that these experiences will provide value for you and enrich your palette of being.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-8700
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Gen1 HMD (Rift1 etc.): RTX 2070/3060 || Gen2 HMD (Index, Rift S etc.): RTX 2080/3070
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR
    • Additional Notes: Additional notes on performance: in channel #issues-and-solutions
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 64bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i9-9900
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Gen1 HMD (Rift1 etc.): RTX 2080/3070 || Gen2 HMD (Index, Rift S etc.): RTX 2080Ti/3080
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Additional notes on performance: in channel #issues-and-solutions

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