Escape From Mandrillia: Local Asymmetric VR vs PC
Local VR vs PC horror game: 1 VR player controls a lone robot trying to escape an underground lab; up to 2 PC players control giant alien monkeys. Customize your experience with gameplay modifiers, ranging from tense survival stealth to brutal nonstop action!
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Very Positive (113) - 98% of the 113 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 18, 2022

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“I feel the game is developed enough to play like a "proper" game, but there are several things left to do that would benefit from heavy feedback before a full release.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Currently the aim is to get out of Early Access by end of 2024.”

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

“These are the main additions I plan on working on for a potential full release. All of those are subject to change/scrapping depending on user feedback and newfound limitations:
  • Extra map areas to enable/disable for your match: Warehouse, Research Lab and Waste Disposal.
  • A solid training environment (shooting range/sandbox).
  • A good hard look at the sound and music system in the game and the ways it interacts with Remote Play together (split audio)

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“A small but fully playable VR vs PC local asymmetric multiplayer game, with numerous modifiers to customize your matches, and with serviceable singleplayer gameplay.”

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

“The game will not be priced differently during and after Early Access. Unless I somehow do something very very cool with it. Then I might increase the price. But that is unlikely.”

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

“The game has been in development since 2019. In that time, a very small but surprisingly active community has formed where strange people harass me to tweak things on the game. My guess is this Early Access release will be like that but on steroids.”
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About This Game

Escape from Mandrillia is a local asymmetric VR vs PC horror game. A single player using the VR headset takes the role of a robot escaping an underground facility. Up to 2 players at the computer (using either mouse+keyboard or controllers) control the Mandrillians, giant alien monkeys trying to hunt down the VR player.


On the VR side, the gameplay is a survival horror/stealth shooter.
  • Evade the Mandrillians, or face them -just remember the odds are against you!
  • Use your battery-powered Multitool to cloak, detect nearby enemies, or stun them if things get hairy.
  • Search for any weapon you can get your hands on -there's over 20 unique weapons, from conventional firearms to flamethrowers, crossbows, chainsaws and more!
  • Progress by locating keycards and solving minigames to open new sections until you can finally escape

The PC players control the Mandrillians in third person.
  • Use your monkey senses to track down the VR player
  • Quickly move around the map using the air vents
  • Psychologically torture the VR player like a true apex predator


Match modifiers let you tweak every single parameter in the game: HP values, the way the PC players respawn, loot styles/progression, monster weakpoint calculations...

The included Match Presets are pre-curated clusters of match modifiers you can instantly apply. Think the PC players need a bit of an advantage? Use Mandrillian Bias. Or if you feel too overwhelmed, go for Robot Bias. Maybe you want a full survival horror experience where you start with no weapons and the monsters are almost indestructible? Horror Mode is for you. Or maybe you just want to unwind and let endless hordes of Mandrillians come at you and mow them down with heavy weaponry: Super Soldier got you covered.

You can mix and match all these settings and presets with no restrictions -sky's the limit!


Don't want anybody getting their filthy hands on your expensive computer? Not a problem! With Steam Remote Play, you are one invite away from playing with any of your Steam friends!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This game includes violence and gore.

The gameplay revolves around being hunted by (and defending against) player controlled ape-like beasts in a dark environment.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or later, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590/AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: yes
    • VR Support: SteamVR
    • Additional Notes: Good internet connection and a GPU with acceptable video encoding capabilities are needed to fully enjoy the Remote Play features
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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