A true VR RPG built from ground up to fully immerse you in what VR has to offer.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (22) - 90% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (209) - 91% of the 209 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Apr 24, 2017

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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“The VR platform is still in its infancy, and developers are still figuring out the works when it comes to game mechanics and general user experience. Some people feel nauseated when moving about, others do not, and hardware has yet to meet an industry standard. We get it. But we also get that players are hungry for something with more substance. We want to provide this, and being in Early Access allows us to get unfiltered feedback from you, the community, and use that to tweak the game’s direction and improve the overall experience.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It will stay in Early Access until ready for full release. We believe in listening to community feedback in order to make an amazing game, and so far we have made numerous changes and additions as a direct result of actively communicating with players.”

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

“The full launch version of Karnage Chronicles will feature two extra classes, additional content including numerous monster types, additional RPG elements with player progression, hand-crafted Steam Trading Cards, a full range of Steam Achievements, and full 1-4 player co-op (with friendly fire, so watch your back).”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The game is fully playable. There will be bugs in need of fixing and optimization to be done, and some features and play areas have not yet been added, but overall we believe that the current state of the game is a very decent representation of the finished product.”

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

“Pricing of the final launch version of Karnage Chronicles is yet to be decided. We're likely to raise the price during Early Access to reflect that the game is closer to a finished state, but the overall Early Access price will be lower than the final launch version.”

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

“We want feedback! Both the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly will help us improve the game. What aspect of the game do you find enjoyable, what do you dislike, and what bugs are you encountering? We want to know everything so we can improve the experience.

A big thank you to our dear player base for all the contributions so far. You have all been absolutely fantastic.”
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September 27

Hotfix #5 - Version

  • Fixed an issue that was causing weird flickers for Oculus users in multiplayer if they joined as guest and used smooth turning.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing weapons to show at an off-angle for Oculus users in multiplayer if they joined as guest.
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September 16

Patch #12 - Multiplayer - Version

2-4 player co-op is here! Play through the campaign together with friends or with random people. Karnage multiplayer comes with full drop-in/drop-out support and can be started at anytime after creating a hero and going through the tutorial. Monster strength and number of spawns scale automatically based on how many players are in the party, so feel free to go about your adventures while at the same time hosting a multiplayer game, monsters won't become tougher or more numerous until someone joins your game and it will scale down again when someone leaves.

  • 2-4 player co-op with friendly fire and voice chat!
  • Changed the Imp's Shop to accommodate multiplayer.

  • Respawn after death will start heroes with less than maximum health. Value depends on game difficulty, with Easy mode being full health.
  • Added next and previous text to arrows in controller options GUI to make it clear there are more.
  • Made it so that closing inventory also automatically closes paperdoll.
  • Made it a bit easier to panic crank the crossbow but more work is still needed on this.
  • Made some changes to spider attack animations, they should now be able to hit more often.
  • Blocking / Parrying the attacks of the Corrupted Troll is now following the same rules as for regular monsters.
  • Blocking / Parrying the attacks of the Vulture Bear is now following the same rules as for regular monsters.
  • Starting the boat ride at end of Wyvernscale Mountains now requires pressing a travel button located on the boat.
  • Added a belch sound when using Potion of Fire Breath.

  • Fixed a few issues that were causing the troll's AOE attacks to not work correctly.
  • Tweaked radius of troll's AOE attack and made it visually easier to see.
  • Archer goblins should no longer get stuck trying to go through closed portcullises.
  • Fixed an issue causing items dropped on ground to not be saved. Items can now be safely dropped on ground again, also in the player room, and they will be there on reload everytime.
  • Fixed an issue where it was possible to sometimes fall through the ground if entering a boss battle from outside of the barrier.
  • Fixed several issues where specific monsters would respawn after reload of a level. They will now stay dead.
  • Fixed several issues where players would respawn in the wrong place after dying.
  • Fixed an issue where it was not possible to melee one specific archer in Level 1, inside the dwarven ruins.
  • Fixed an issue where a few goblins weren't spawning correctly in Eye of the Dwarves.
  • Left-hand Vulture Bear Claw will show as left-handed again.
  • Fixed an issue where monsters would sometimes face the wrong direction when running towards player along a non-direct route.
  • Fixed an issue where the Corrupted Troll wouldn't always cause damage with its melee weapon.
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“I am absolutely blown away by this. The graphics are gorgeous, the combat is really good, the audio, the atmosphere, I mean, this thing got it all. And it's still in Early Access.”

“Karnage Chronicles Is A Surprisingly Solid VR Co-Op Dungeon Crawler”

“Karnage Chronicles is a very ambitious title that lets you choose between several types of locomotion, takes full advantage of a unique inventory system, makes use of refreshing combat mechanics and much more!”

About This Game

Every five thousand years the planets align and create a rift in the fabric of cosmos. It’s prior to such an event that this story unfolds. Play as a Murkwraith, an undying knight barred from Death’s domain, and cursed to eternal servitude for sins committed eons ago. Experience a rich story that takes you on a perilous journey through dark dungeons filled with monsters, traps, puzzles, treasure and more.

  • Play alone or together with friends. Karnage Chronicles supports 2-4 players in the same party, with auto-scaling of monster strength and number of spawns as people come and go. Full drop-in / drop-out support allows you to play and have fun while waiting for friends or randoms to join your game, even allowing you to change party size on the fly.
  • Karnage Chronicles is designed from ground up to fully immerse you in the magic of VR.
  • Choose between several types of locomotion by accessing settings in-game. On top of this we fully support Virtuix Omni for a truly immersive experience.
  • Take full advantage of an inventory system made specifically for VR.
  • Unparalleled anti-wiggle system for close quarter combat. In this game you cannot tickle your enemies to death as the velocity of your swing defines the damage you do to your enemies.
  • Customizable weapon presets allow for quick switching between weapons in combat, and there are quickslots for easy access to consumables like potions and food.
  • Parry incoming attacks with your weapon or block them with a shield. Take full advantage of room-scale VR to dodge and sidestep arrows or magic hurled at you from afar.
  • Random loot and hidden treasure awaits. Collect coins, find trash items to sell or random gear to wear.
  • Drop items for safekeeping in your very own room. Visit a shop run by an Imp where you can spend your hard-earned coins to upgrade your gear. Solve quests and gain magical rewards in return.
  • Play as an archer or a warrior, with more classes to come.

Go forth and claim your place among the heroes of legend, Murkwraith.


Available for Arcades on SpringboardVR
Available for VR Arcades on SynthesisVR

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i7 or equivalent
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 1070 or AMD equivalent
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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