ROM: Extraction puts you into the role of an Extractor where you must Throw, Slow, & Shoot your way to decimate as many extraterrestrial-bots as possible. ROM: Extraction begins as an homage to the classic arcade shooter with more game modes and maps to come!
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Mixed (97) - 59% of the 97 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 7, 2016

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“Incredibly engaging....not only can I throw and shoot orbs, but I can slow down time as well. Simple to pick up, not too complex, but addicting and fun like a classic arcade shooter. In ROM: Extraction, this is the secret sauce. My instincts kick in...a smile creeps onto my face as it clicks for me...these explosions are incredible. Before I know it I feel like a mixture between Gambit from X-Men throwing orbs instead of cards and Deadpool, bending and dodging bullets as I mow down my enemies.”
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Developer FAQ

Greetings fellow Extractors!

We've seen some questions popping up about ROM: Extraction and we here at First Contact Entertainment want to answer them directly. We've selected some of the top questions we've seen but if there's anything else you want to ask us, hit us up on Twitter, Facebook or visit our website to connect with us!

Q: Is this just another wave shooter?

A: ROM: Extraction is a game that is not meant to end. We were so excited with what we created that we wanted to get it into the hands of eager VR players quickly. This meant launching the game with our first mode styled as an homage to the classic arcade shooter as the first step into a larger universe. We're hoping players love and enjoy the action-packed gameplay and arcade style as much as we do! Our ultimate goal though is to constantly expand the game by adding new maps, modes, multi-player, and more - plus, we'll be sharing as much info as possible with players when new maps and modes become available.

Q: Does the game really only have one map?

A: The base game only contains one map; We will be releasing more maps and content over the coming months. We encourage everyone to master the core mechanics, compete on the worldwide leaderboard and establish dominance now because when multi-player comes out, it'll be a totally different experience!

Q: Will there ever be more guns or weapons?

A: The quick and short answer is YES. More guns, more fun.

Q: How much will the content updates cost?

A: ROM: Extraction will have multiple types of content updates but one of the most unique things we're doing is we'll be offering up FREE content too, such as new maps, weapons, and challenge modes. We're also looking into getting our community involved in unique ways so they can help shape the content being released in ROM.

Q: Will you charge me for multi-player?

A: Multi-player will be a FREE content update when it is released.

Q: What new modes/content will be coming to the game?

A: We can't give away all our secrets, Extractor! We can confirm right now though that a new map and multi-player are considered our top priority of content that's coming soon (VERY SOON) to ROM.

About This Game

ROM: Extraction is a fast-paced homage to the classic arcade shooter, featuring an unprecedented style of VR gameplay.

Welcome to the year 2076, where you now have the power to slow down time--called "Reflex" power. You'll play as a member of an Orb Extraction Unit, on your way to extract highly volatile energy matter--Orbs--from chambers on the moon. With only a few minutes to defend yourself against the onslaught of alien-built robots protecting the chambers, discover the immense satisfaction of decimating those ‘bots via your "Throw, Slow & Shoot" combat strategy.

As of Feb 28th 2017, ROM has been updated with a new expansion, entitled “Overrun.”

Overrun is a whole new level for players to master, featuring several unique twists on VR gameplay. Your journey to the escape pods continues through the depths of the extraction vessel. The ship has been overrun! Systems are malfunctioning, and you must face highly dangerous enemies on the lower levels of the ship--and escape to the planet surface with your life.

  • Use Orbs in combination with your pistol to “Throw, Slow, and Shoot”
  • Shoot Orbs in proximity of enemies for the most strategic kills
  • Use the environment to your advantage--be on the lookout for destructibles
  • Grab the two-handed EOS-15 rifle when you shoot the floating gun token
  • Use the EOS-15 to “Launch, Slow, Shoot”--a new twist on the core game mechanic that gives you an orb-launching, auto-firing weapon of destruction
  • When “jumpers” are in close proximity, use your pistol or EOS-15 to pop off their heads!

Key Features
  • Experience having your full arms in VR
  • Engage in an exciting new style of VR gameplay--wield the power to slow down time, and use it as a weapon
  • Three modes of play for each level: Normal - Hard - Survive
  • Leaderboards: See how you stack up against your local and global Extractors
  • Achievements: Earn up to 15 different Steam Achievements
  • Cooperative social screen feature: Play in a room with others in real-time--enable your friends to see a top-down view of your gameplay
  • Killer soundtrack featuring the music of Delta Heavy and Twin Moons (aka Le Castle Vania)

Continued expansion of the ROM universe through future content updates
  • More modes of play
  • More levels
  • Co-op multiplayer
  • Character skins (multiplayer)
  • Enemies with new attributes
  • Power-ups and orbs with special properties

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD RX470
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
    • VR Support: SteamVR or Oculus PC. Standing or Room Scale
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 or AMD R9 390
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 10 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound Card
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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