Panoptic is a tense, 1v1 asymmetrical VR/desktop game that pits a colossal Overseer, armed with a slow but devastating eye laser, against a tiny dissident Being intent on destroying the Overseer’s energy source by mimicking the movements of others to remain undetected.
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Panoptic is still very much in development. As with many VR projects, we are experimenting with what the game could offer. We are thus very keen to involve the community in our development process, to gather feedback and suggestions!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We have no way yet of saying exactly how long the full development of the game will take, but if possible, we would like to start Early Access by the end of 2017, and finish the game by the end of 2018.”

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

“The list of planned feature is subject to change, but here are some of the things we are planning:
  • More maps
  • Story
  • New gameplay mode(s)
  • New mechanics

The list is quite vague, but we will update it as the final scope of the game gets better defined.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“We are now in "Pre-Early Access" mode, and offer a free demo that at least represents the core gameplay of the final game. This demo will be sporadically updated while we continue working behind the scenes on a proper base for the final game.
Once we have this base, and good understanding of where to take the game, we will enter a proper Early Access phase.
Until then, enjoy the free preview of the game!”

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

“We will likely set a base price for the Early Access version, and increase this to the full price on Full Release.”

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

“We will primarily interact through the Steam Discussions, as well as Reddit and other social media.
We plan to update the Early Access game frequently, and base our priorities on what we perceive the community wants most.
We really want to strive to be as accessible as possible, and will read everything we can, and answer as much as possible.
VR is an exciting field, and nothing will get us to a great game like open discussion with players!”
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About This Game

Blend in, or be hunted.

Panoptic is a tense, 1v1 asymmetrical VR/desktop game that pits a colossal Overseer, armed with a slow but devastating eye laser, against a tiny dissident Being intent on destroying the Overseer’s energy source by mimicking the movements of others to remain undetected.

Born out of a multi-award winning game jam prototype, Panoptic sees one player enter virtual reality as the Overseer, a god-like being that searches the world and its inhabitants for any signs of uprising. The other player uses a desktop computer/console to become one of the tiny Beings under the watchful eye of the Overseer. Tasked with destroying the Overseer’s energy source, blending in becomes critical. A mis-step, breaking away from the crowd cover of other Beings, or being spotted destroying an energy orb turns the search into a nerve-wracking hunt. Armed with a slow-charging eye laser capable of killing a Being with a single shot, the Overseer will suddenly have the advantage, as the dissident Being attempts to once again hide in plain sight.

With an unsettling, science fiction atmosphere that hints at a dark and secretive lore, Panoptic features numerous interactive levels and environments, multiple types of NPC AI, a wondrous sense of scale, and short - but constantly intense - rounds of local 1v1 competition.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD FX 8350 or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better
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