Panoptic is an asymmetrical local multiplayer VR game, between a VR player and a regular PC player. The VR player controls the powerful Overseer, while the PC player controls the Challenger, a tiny citizen rebelling against the Overseer's oppressive reign. Currently supports HTC Vive and Oculus Rift CV1.
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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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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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About This Game

Panoptic is an asymmetrical local multiplayer VR game, between a VR player, and a regular PC player.
The VR player controls the powerful Overseer, while the PC player controls the Challenger, a citizen rebelling against the Overseer's oppressive reign. The Challenger must try to avoid the Overseer's scorching gaze, and to do so, they must often hide in plain sight among the other citizens.


We are still in the early stages of development, but plan to release the game in Early Access once it's core features have been more fully fleshed out.
Until then, please enjoy the demo of the game!

The demo is local multiplayer VR game, so a VR headset (currently HTC Vive or Oculus Rift CV1 are supported) is required to play, as well as a Mouse/Keyboard or Gamepad for the other player.

System Requirements

    • 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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