Panoptic is a local multiplayer VR game that pits you against a friend, where you play as either the giant Overseer or tiny Challenger in a stealthy game of cat and mouse. Will the Challenger slip away undetected through the crowds, or will the Overseer track them down with their powerful laser eye?
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May 16, 2019
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Why Early Access?

“Panoptic has been in development for a while, and still is. But we feel that it is now complete enough to make it available, and involve the community more in the rest of our development process!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We anticipate the full release to happen somewhere in 2020!”

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

“The main focus will be on adding more levels to the game.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Most of the game's content and mechanics have been implemented. We are working towards polishing the remaining issues, and adding a couple more features in preparation for our full launch.”

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

“The price of the game out of early access will not change from its current price.”

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

“We will primarily interact through the Steam Discussions, as well as Discord and other social media.
We really want to strive to be as accessible as possible going forward, and cultivate a more open dialog with players.”
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About This Game

Panoptic is a local multiplayer VR game that pits you against a friend, where you play as either the giant Overseer or tiny Challenger in a stealthy game of cat and mouse. Will the Challenger slip away undetected through the crowds, or will the Overseer track them down with their powerful laser eye?

Born out of a multi-award winning game jam prototype, Panoptic sees one player enter virtual reality as the Overseer, a powerful being that searches the world and its inhabitants for any signs of uprising. The other player uses the PC, and becomes one of the tiny Beings under the watchful eye of the Overseer. Tasked with destroying the Overseer’s energy sources, blending in becomes critical. A misstep, 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, mysterious atmosphere that hints at a dark and secretive lore, Panoptic features several levels and environments, a wondrous sense of scale, and short - but constantly intense - rounds of local 1v1 competition.

Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590, or AMD FX 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / 1060, or AMD Radeon RX 570, equivalent or better
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 4790, or AMD Ryzen 5 1600, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / RTX 2060, AMD Radeon RX Vega 56, equivalent or better
    • Storage: 2 GB available space

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