Become a secret agent in the 1950s and observe your neighbours to find the communist spy!
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Very Positive (184) - 92% of the 184 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jul 31, 2017

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April 2

Motion smoothing issues are fixed! - SteamVR update 1.3.19

Good news everybody!

Valve has now fixed the issues in SteamVR that were causing performance issues and crashes in The Red Stare. The game should work correctly with motion smoothing as of SteamVR 1.3.19! Previously, the fix was only in the SteamVR Beta version from 1.3.2. This also increases stability for people with lower spec hardware.

From the patch notes: Fixed a memory leak in Motion Smoothing when the application’s resolution is rapidly changing.

Let us know if you run into any other issues,

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February 4

Motion smoothing causes issues

Edit: The good people at Valve have found a fix and submitted it to the SteamVR Beta (1.3.2)! We'll make a new announcement once the fix makes it into the main version of SteamVR.

Hello there agents,

Some of you have reported issues - major frame drops and even crashes. After some of you did a number of tests (Thanks MonkeyMike and others!) it turns out that the HTC Vive's fairly new feature 'Motion smoothing' is causing most it. This is a feature that is automatically turned on, but causes big problems in The Red Stare. So you could try turning that off in the SteamVR settings.

If that doesn't work however, pressing Alt+Enter to make the game run in a window rather than fullscreen has also fixed issues for some people.

We're contacting Valve to see if we can find a fix for it, but in the meantime the best way to avoid issues like this is to turn off motion smoothing in SteamVR.

Good luck out there!

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About This Game

The Time to Enlist Is Now!

In The Red Stare, you become a special agent in 1950s New York City on a stake out. The Reds have infiltrated the city, and you need to stop them before it's too late.
During your stake out you will be observing your neighbours' every move to find out who of them is the communist spy.

From within your apartment you'll be receiving information via your phone and fax machine, finding clues in case files, and taking pictures that you can fax to your handler - proving that your suspicions are right.

It's all about observation and deduction. You’ll have to use a number of different ways to identify people varying from appearances, items that can be found in their rooms, and rules only specific members of the communist ranks follow.

Good luck, agent! The nation depends on you.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows™ 7 SP1
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 980 or AMD R9 390X or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space
    • OS: Windows™ 7 SP1, Windows™ 8.1 or later or Windows™ 10
    • Processor: Intel™ Core™ i5-4590 or AMD FX™ 8350, equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce™ GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon™ RX 480, equivalent or better
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 2000 MB available space

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