Hypatia – a social and magical place where creativity and exploration are the keys to this new world. Chat with friends, paint the city, share VR photographs, solve puzzles, join a stage play, or create your own fireworks. Hypatia will have you smiling for hours to come.
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Jun 15, 2017

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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?

“Hypatia is a dynamic, user driven MMO, and that means a lot of what we are doing is unique and experimental. Rather than keeping the project in the darkness until we reveal a completed version, we want to get users playing and telling us what they want to see. This allows us to test our network infrastructure, improve features and tailor the experience to our users. We are committed to providing a maximally stable, engaging experience, and it is very important for us to hear from the community before releasing a final version.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are currently planning to be in early access for as long as is needed to ensure we have the best experience available, and that all of our core features are represented. We will leave Early Access sometime in 2018. That should give us enough time to get and apply feedback from the community, as well as enhance features for networking and stability.”

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

“The next version will have a new set of regions, including new gameplay elements and experiences based on the feedback we receive from EA. We will also be refining and improving our core systems, including the network infrastructure and player options. Since Hypatia is a multiplayer experience, the full version will still continue to evolve and have new content added regularly, even beyond the Early Access period.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Hypatia is launching with over 15 levels, including features like 3D painting, VR boats, live theater, a robust painting system, maze exploration, surreal museums and a lot more. We have a functional auto-spawning server architecture, secure data storage, multiplayer social voice, and a variety of user controls to make sure players can manage their experience. We had considered launching as a full version, but we want feedback. We need to test our infrastructure and make sure that the experience is maximally engaging. As soon as we have confirmed scalability and gotten feedback, we can move out of Early Access, and plan to incorporate a lot of the feedback we receive.”

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

“Hypatia will be moving to free to play in May. If you purchase Hypatia before then there will be extra rewards, including some of the premium currency (Checkout the community discussions for more details!)”

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

“Hypatia is a user-driven experience, so it is very important to us that we build an experience that people want to play. We plan to talk to the community, poll users with questionnaires and offer a form on our website where users can give feedback. We plan on incorporating a lot of the features, suggestions, and improvements that are suggested by the community.

We make lots of tutorials and videos sharing our process, and we encourage players to contact us on social media. Since Hypatia is multiplayer, we also plan to spend a lot of time interacting with players directly inside Hypatia and taking their feedback to build the best experience possible.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. See the VR Support section for more info.

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June 7

Launch info, new platform, and more!

Hello Hypatians!

I know many of you are waiting anxiously for our free to play launch, and unfortunately I must ask you to wait just a little longer. Organizing the launch with our partners is taking a little longer than expected and has pushed our launch date back. We will be launching the Hypatia: Grand Opening update as soon as we can finalize all the details, and that should take no more than a few weeks.

I didn't come here just to share bad news though...

Hypatia will be on the Oculus platform!

Oculus will be our offical platform for the Oculus Rift, while Steam remains our platform for the Vive.

Both platforms will play together on the same servers and have the same experience. At launch, if for any reason you want to transfer your account, you will be able to do so - simply send us your username from both platforms to support@timefirevr.com

We've also uploaded a new trailer to the store page, so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think!

Finally, here are some more screen shots for your viewing pleasure!

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May 11

Hypatia: Photos developed!

As promised in the last post, we'll be detailing our photo development process this week!

Players can take photos with a variety of different cameras in Hypatia, each camera with their own effects and qualities. Once you've taken the photo, what do you do with it?

Take your camera to the photography museum!

Thats a lot of buttons and dials! We wanted to create an in depth and satisfying process of developing photos.

The simpliest instructions
  1. Insert camera
  2. Select photo
  3. Load your blank print
  4. Open the lamp
  5. Open the blocker

After a few seconds close the blocker, add chemicals and watch it develop right before your eyes!

But thats just the beginning. You can zoom, pan, and even color your photos. Try multiple exposures, or explosing different photos onto the same print!

Combine all of that with the various photography stations that help you setup nice shots for custom photos and you end up with such a variety of shots!

This duck is not blue, and its eyes are not gems, but they are in this expertly developed photograph!

This photo is out of this world good!

An interesting view of the skydome.

Underwater dinosaurs? Why not!

Come back next week for our biggest announcement yet, and the final release date revealed!
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About This Game

**Please note that we are going free to play in May with the Hypatia: Grand Opening update, however anyone who buys it before then will get special rewards - detailed in the forums!**

Hypatia moves Virtual Reality beyond the game with a social and immersive world that brings the magic of an infinitely creative space to VR. This first release of a small corner of our city is a glimpse at what’s to come.

The pioneering citizens of Hypatia will find incredible activities that will entertain them for hours on end. We invite everyone to play with our painting tools in environments where fun is let loose. What’s more, it’s all in a shared space where visitors can talk with one another and explore everything from the fantastic to the impossible.

Our museum will take you through the looking glass where art may not be what it seems at first glance; we invite you to step right in. Next, visit our interactive theater where you can put yourself on the stage in a vaudeville style production of your making. Don’t feel like being an actor? Maybe you’d like some puzzle solving in our Cogwheel Garden where not only might you learn something about gears, but you might just reach the top of the tower to take off in a sky boat.

Boats! We’ve got that covered too over at our Waterfront. Get ready for a workout should you feel up to the task. We guarantee you’ll be huffing and puffing to win this race. There are hidden places to explore too, but if we told you what they were and what you’d be doing we’d spoil the surprise.

Speaking of surprises, who’s not awed by the delight of watching fireworks on a summer night? Visit Kapow Lake to fire off all kinds of fireworks. Along the way you can learn something about the chemistry of these beautiful bursts of color in the night sky as you build your own virtual fireworks.

Step into Paintville, the first multi-dimensional virtual coloring book. You’ll have an entire neighborhood to paint everything from the sky to your friends. Chaos will run riot as buckets of paint and graffiti color this corner of the world in a palette shaken right out of the rainbow. The only thing missing is unicorns. Nope, we’ve got them too….and cats. Need pictures of cats and unicorns? There are currently four types of virtual cameras to take and share pictures with. From the original 1865 Daguerreotype camera to a Polaroid or the first digital camera, the Dycam.

Best of all, this entire experience is growing into a massive collaborative social space where the citizens of Hypatia are the actors and the story in this evolving new city of the future is happening right before your eyes. So join us in Hypatia where creativity is the currency and you are on center stage in a new world of Virtual Reality.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer
    • Processor: Intel i3-6100 / AMD FX4350 or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 290 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vive or Oculus required
    • OS: Windows 8.1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1060 / AMD Radeon RX 480 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 23 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Vive or Oculus required

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