Amidst dozens of reports of missing people, mutilated animals, unidentified lights in the sky, strange creatures and odd poltergeist-like activity, 2 FBI agents are sent to investigate a mysterious ranch in order to ascertain the truth. What they uncover becomes a hellish nightmare beyond imagining!
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access is good for this game because, while it is slowly becoming a full-fledged game, there is still much more work that needs to be done on it, especially the narrative and storyline and their respective places in the game. By getting the game out now, hopefully it can attract enough fans to allow us to properly finish the game, as it should be. We may make the content "episodic" to allow for smaller, shorter, easier-to-finish cycles of development.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Depends on how much time it takes to finish the story, dialogue and the remainder of the environment. We are hoping no more than 6 months. The dialogue will probably be the hardest part, requiring professional equipment we don't have easy access to in our locale.”

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

“Full spoken dialog, a complete story and the full environment of the game are to be expected in the final release. In addition, the enemy AI and combat will be more highly polished with a much more solid, visceral feel. The VR experience itself (all teleportation-related issues, object intersection, object interaction, etc.) will also be tightened up and highly finalized. All weapons will be fully realized and implemented, all with stat upgrade levels. We are currently investigating the possibility of doing 2 player co-op playthrough.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Between alpha and beta stages. Mostly playable with a few major and several minor bugs still intact. Roughly 2 - 4 hours of playtime before reaching end of currently implemented game features (ideally looking to make the story 6 - 10 hours long). The majority of the plot takes place on the main ranch, which is about 85-90% built (geometry, layout), and about 75-80% filled in (props, pickups, enemies, etc.).

Currently, we are unsure if the game runs properly on Oculus, so if you use Oculus, we are especially looking for feedback on how well the game runs.

Most weapons are fully implemented, including their stat levels and upgrades, except for a few that remain, like the bow and arrow, for example. Saving and loading the game state is not currently implemented, but it is close to being finished.

The puzzle level (selected at the beginning of the game) is not currently implemented, beyond a few small things. The action level of difficulty (also chosen at the beginning) is almost completely implemented and the scare level (again, also chosen at the beginning) is somewhere in-between, about 50-60% finished.”

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

“The game will be free for a limited time to encourage as many players as possible to download and try it (the Steam Playtest feature). After that, the game will still be relatively cheap during Early Access. Once the game has hit final release, however, the price will most likely be competitive with other similar titles. We plan on offering small DLC packs as time goes on that will continue the overall plot and build the story more, perhaps leading up to a sequel title.”

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

“Getting lots of feedback! There aren't necessarily many VR players in our home community, so we need as many play-testers as we can get! We especially want to get feedback on the story, gameplay, scariness, and overall fun.

The preferred place of contact for feedback will be right here on our Steam Community Discussion forum. Alternatively, our website is also a good place to send feedback, if you prefer. We are working on getting more social media platforms involved, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.”
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About This Game

Amidst dozens of reports of missing people, mutilated animals, unidentified lights in the sky, strange creatures and odd poltergeist-like activity, two FBI agents are sent to investigate a mysterious ranch in order to ascertain the truth. What they uncover becomes a hellish nightmare beyond imagining!

You've may have heard of the ranch in Utah said to be "in the path of the skinwalker." It is the most scientifically studied paranormal hotspot in history, anywhere in the world. The US government has spent tens of millions of dollars investigating it and most of what has been uncovered is classified. What most don't know, however, is that there was once another ranch just like it located in Colorado! Now experience it for yourself in terrifying and immersive survival horror VR!

  • Explore a mysterious ranch steeped in history and the paranormal - Witness all sorts of terrifying phenomena reported at the ranch over the years, from mysterious orbs of light that seem intelligently guided; strange, grotesque creatures and entities of all shapes and sizes; to peculiar "holes" that open in the sky that seem to be gateways to other worlds, and more!

  • Fend off or hide from an assortment of frightening cryptids, creatures and monsters - Horrifying creatures from another dimension are prowling the ranch and searching for you! Not to mention the skinwalker itself, an evil, shape-shifting witch that can take many forms!

  • Find an array of weapons around the ranch to help destroy your foes - From more standard weapons like the .22 pistol, shotgun, .45 magnum, submachine gun, and hunting rifle to more unorthodox weapons like a bow and arrow (with different types of arrows), flamethrower, grenades, chainsaw and even a crucifix!

  • Find hidden precious gems to upgrade your weapons - Find twelve varieties of precious gemstones hidden around the ranch to upgrade your weapons! Diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, spinels, tanzanites, onyxs, aquamarines, clinohumites, kyanites, amethysts and citrines! Each variety comes in five different shapes/cuts, so sixty different gemstones in all! Can you find them all?

  • Solve puzzles to unlock new areas and weapons using clues and riddles scattered around the ranch - Can you solve the grand mystery? What is the cause of so many very different phenomena, especially in one location? What exactly is happening at this ranch??

For more in-depth, in-game information, please visit The Skinwalker Investigations Wiki on Fandom (the link on the right side of this page: View the manual). I have tried to get some of the initial walkthrough as well as other information uploaded. Keep checking back as I update it every so often.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Frequent shooting of humanoid monsters with temporary blood spatters. Images and suggestions of extreme violence/torture, but no direct depictions.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: We are still figuring out this data. Stay tuned.
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
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