Panoptic is a tense, 1v1 asymmetrical VR vs PC 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 sources by mimicking the movements of others to remain undetected.
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Very Positive (18) - 94% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Positive (48) - 95% of the 48 user reviews for this game are positive.
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May 16, 2019
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What the developers have to say:

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 be around the end of 2019.”

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.
We plan on having a more detailed roadmap available soon.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The base mechanics are implemented, and we mainly need to polish and balance them further. 3 levels are available for now, with more to come.”

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

“We plan to increase the price of the game when we leave Early Access.”

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 plan to update the Early Access game frequently, to get new content to the players faster, and gather feedback.
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 tense, 1v1 asymmetrical VR vs PC 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 sources 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 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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