Drift Abyss is a VR experience where you can fly with your arms, climb with your fists, and discover unique landscapes in this procedurally generated planet.
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Mar 19, 2024

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Why Early Access?

“Mostly because it's intimidating to release this project I've been working on for 3 years, since I was in 6th grade. However, despite being nowhere near completion, I feel that this game can be a worthwhile VR experience for many. I aim to provide the best experience for an even wider range of audience in the future.

Ever since I started coding at 6 years old (2014), I always had a strange attraction towards procedural generation and the idea of an universe molded by computer logic instead of nature and science. Out of sheer curiosity, I started work on it in 2021. Despite having no budget or experience, I was thrilled to see the positive effect that this experience had on my peers, and I was able to push the project into early access. Player feedback has been at the core of Drift Abyss’s development process and now I would like to invite VR users around the world!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It’s hard to tell when Drift Abyss will become something I would consider a finished game, especially as a middle school student from Japan studying in the U.S. through scholarship support. However, I am currently aiming to reach version 1.0 by September 2024 while steadily releasing updates. Regardless of completion, I will continue to improve this product through user feedback!”

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

“My current bucket list for the full version includes:

Crazier terrain generator
Real lore and questline (may experiment with adaptive / branching questline to take full advantage of the terrain generator!)
Photo/terrain based gameplay gimmicks
Performance, graphical and other technical improvements (e.g. origin shifting, voxel-based light calculations, etc.)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In the early access version, players can experience the prologue of the overarching story of DriftAbyss, as well as a preview of the gameplay mechanics. Players can explore the crazy, expressive and sometimes beautiful landscapes that expand forever in all 6 directions (x+, y+, z+, x-, y-, z-).”

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

“The current plan is to increase the price once upon hitting version 1.0.”

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

“Any feedback is welcome through Steam reviews, our official website (8legs.jp), 8legs.jp@gmail.com and @8legsjp / #8legsjp / #driftabyss on Twitter/X or Instagram. I will try my best to keep my eyes on all of the aforementioned platforms to take in consideration. I am also planning to set up a Discord server once I accumulate some traction!”
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About This Game

Drift Abyss is a VR exploration game equipped with procedural terrain generation and unconventional yet intuitive movement options. Walk, climb and glide to discover unique and versatile landscapes across the planet.

Terrain Generation

Drift Abyss prioritizes creating a completely unique environment for each user and playthrough. To achieve this, all generated biomes receive their own “gene” containing modular pieces of program that can mutate and evolve. Explore to uncover more crazy and possibly beautiful points of interest.


Drift Abyss experiments with an immersive, full-body locomotion system. Swing your arms to walk, grip onto any surface to climb, and physically flap with your arms to fly. Break a sweat without even noticing them while discovering places.

Future plans

Drift Abyss is still under heavy development! There are many planned upcoming features and anyone can contribute to our bucket list of future content.

Gallery of Drift Abyss development history

July 2021

November 2021

June 2022

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 or later
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD Ryzen 3 1200, FX4350 or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti / AMD Radeon RX 470 or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR, motion controller required
    • Additional Notes: 64-bit operating system is required
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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