Join Jack in Under a Desert Sun, an adventure game in which you must return a magical artifact before the Nazi's get their hands on it and turn the tide of war! Fight the ever growing mummy army and the Nazi's to avoid all out doom!
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Mixed (16) - 68% of the 16 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Feb 19, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As a lone developer this product is dependent on user feedback from the community. In other words, to make a cool exciting experience, I need you to be able to steer it in the right direction! This can't be done without the help of the community.

User feedback on the game can vary from:
  • Mechanics
  • Storyline
  • Controls
Furthermore i’d like to utilize the testing capabilities of the Vive community for:
  • Bug testing
  • Access to different hardware set-ups

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The duration is dependent on how fast the main phases are completed. These phases are:
  • Implementing game mechanics
  • Writing story line
  • Implementing storyline using Game Mechanics

Currently we are in phase "implementing game mechanics". This means that during this phase you will see more gameplay elements come in to place. As mentioned we'll use the typical wave base shooter setup for this. Main reason for this is that we can have fun testing out new functionality like new guns and new movement options while not having to add any narrative context yet.

I intend to become more accurate on the aspect planning during the first phase as I now have to little information on my burn rate. At all times I would like to avoid making promises that cannot be achieved. Therefore I’ll be active on the forums to keep giving feedback on this matter.”

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

“The full game will have a narrative driven goal and will span multiple levels. Currently I am aiming to have a story line that would take on average at least 5 hours to complete.

As an added bonus I intend to keep the wave shooter mode as a separate mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At it’s current state the main game mechanics are in a first phase state. In other words they are usable but not perfect. Currently the following things are available:
  • Multiple wavehooter levels
  • Mummy enemies, Zombie Nazi's and Living Nazi's that shoot you in the face!
  • Lots of weapons ranging from machine guns to flame arrow's
  • Adjustable settings
  • Teleport movement and Touchpad movement
  • Leaderboards

for more details, please visit the roadmap section for Under a desert sun, on the steam forums.”

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

“I've set a low starting price which reflects the current state of Phase 1. The price will go up with completion of phases. These phases are:
  • Creating game mechanics, 10 to 12 euro's depending on amount of maps etc
  • Creating a story line, I won't increase during this phase
  • Implementing story line using game mechanics, 10 to 15 euros depending on how large the game has become.

For the end price I aim to stay somewhere below 32 euros or the equivalent in other currency.”

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

“Obviously I would like to get feedback on the entire game in terms of game mechanics as well as technical feedback. Furthermore i’d like to actively stay in touch with the community to see if new ideas arise that fit the game well. Several of these have already been implemented, like the fire-arrows!

I've seen some wonderful feedback come back in other early access games that have been successful on steam. I hope that by involving the community we can make something cool and exiting!”
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March 17

Under a Desert Sun Alpha 0.631 - NO REALLY THIS TIME!

Hi Everyone,

So yeah this took a while ;)

This update is the same as the last one minus the crash bug in unity. So:

New stuff:
- New Muzzleflashes for all weapons
- Many objects now make a sound when they collide, just listen to those bullet shells dropping..cling..clung..clong..
- Small bugfixes on weapons
- Updated the starting area
- Update of the unity engine
- You can now exit the game via the menu

Next up. Flight. I am thinking about releasing a map where you can simply test the flight mechanics. There won't be much else to do then fly since I've not gotten near ready to implement flying enemies yet. Just wondering if people would like to test this in an early state.

Kind regards,
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January 5

[Reverted :( ] Under a Desert Sun - A0.631

--- Unfortunatly I have had to revert this update. There currently is a bug in the unity engine causing the game to randomly crash. This is a known bug and the people at unity are working on it, so no worries. Really sorry people, but in the mean time I'll keep working on the bigger update. As soon as the fix arrives I'll rebuild this update and push it out! ---

Under a Desert Sun Alpha 0.631

Hi Everyone and happy new year!
This update is small in content but it carries many of the mechanics for flight that will be in the later bigger update.

New stuff:
- New Muzzleflashes for all weapons
- Small bugfixes on weapons
- Updated the starting area
- Update of the unity engine

The larger update where you'll be able to fly a plane is underway but will take some more time. If you're interested in the progress please look at the steampage(updates).

Kind regards,
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About This Game

[This is an Early access game]
The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place during the period from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943. Of Course.. on the 9th of June 1940, Jack didn’t know that yet..

Under a Desert Sun is a VR experience that is currently in an early access phase. Once completed this will be a story-rich adventure set in a 1940 desert atmosphere. Current state is a wave based shooter proving functionality for the singleplayer!

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This Game may contain content not appropriate for all ages, or may not be appropriate for viewing at work: Frequent Violence or Gore, General Mature Content

System Requirements

    • OS: 10 (7,8 untested)
    • Processor: I5 @ 3,5GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 980 GTX or equivelant
    • Storage: 4000 MB available space

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