Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.
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Very Positive (13) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (297) - 91% of the 297 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 28, 2017

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October 16

Lore of Vaporum #1

The world of Vaporum is not only comprised of the mysterious tower somewhere in the middle of an ocean. The Arx Vaporum (the Tower) is just one part of a larger world, and various bits and hints on this world lie hidden in the tower’s depths, in the form of readable notes and audio phonodiaries, waiting to be found by the players.

In an unexplained way, we just received a scrap book filled with snippets of newspapers from that world. Maybe a teleportation system malfunction…?! There’s no explanation of that in the snippets. However, thanks to them, we can take a peek into this world. A world ruled by a strictly bureaucratic, science-powered government of the Supreme Bureau. The oldest snippet comes from almost 120 years before the events of Vaporum, from the time when the Supreme Bureau just assumed power.

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October 3

Patch #13 (02-10-2018) (Linux Only)

Hey, guys!

Just a small patch for Linux only this time.

Some controllers on Linux could crash the game, as reported here. This is a Unity bug, which we can't fix ourselves, but we created a workaround. If you happen to have such a controller, the game will not crash anymore, but if you wish to use the controller, you will have to change one setting by hand.

The game should warn you about the issue on start. If so, go to the
Vaporum/Settings/GameSettings.yaml file and change the
ControllerType to either XboxOne or PS4, according to your preferences. The controller should work as expected.

In case you want to know, the valid values for the setting are:

- None: Disables the controller support.
- Autodetect: The game will try to detect what controller type you have. This is the default setting.
- XboxOne: Enables the Xbox One & Xbox 360 controller support and scheme.
- PS4: Enables the PlayStation 4 controller support and scheme.

Note: The XboxOne and PS4 settings should work fine with most other controllers.

Enjoy! :)
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Reviews

“They took an old-school dungeon crawl, added a fresh coat of paint (no crappy 8-bit graphics here), dropped it into a fresh Steampunk setting, and added some modern mechanics while staying true to the genre.”
8.5/10 – Gamespace

“Fans of classic dungeon crawlers like Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, or Black Crypt, who have already swallowed Legends of Grimrock 1 & 2, will love Vaporum too! Especially if they like constrained Steampunk environment a la Bioshock.”
85/100 – 4players

“Vaporum is such a refreshing return to form that I completely didn’t know I wanted nor was expecting. By taking two different gameplay ideas – dungeon crawling and steampunk – and marrying them without too many ridiculous offshoot tactics, you get something that’s distilled to a truly solid concept.”
9/10 – Bonus Stage

About This Game

Vaporum is a grid-based, single-player & single-character dungeon crawler RPG seen from the first person perspective in an original steampunk setting. Inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series, and the most recent Legend of Grimrock I and II. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.




  • First person real-time combat
  • Puzzles and level-wide objectives
  • Gadget-based RPG system
  • Lots of exploration, loot, and character customization
  • Mysterious storyline filled with secrets
  • Fully voiced main characters
  • Immersive steampunk setting



Combat takes place in real time. Each enemy has a distinctive set of strengths and weaknesses so you have to employ different tactics to beat each one. Weapon types have each a set of unique bonuses and behaviors which adds more depth and thought when choosing what weapons to equip.

You will find many types of gadgets: direct attacks, area attacks, offensive & defensive buffs... These gadgets are powerful, but some enemies are immune to certain types of attacks, so you will have to figure out the best way to deal with every encounter the game throws at you.



Solve intriguing puzzles and level-wide objectives where you have to use both your wits and reflexes. While most puzzles and riddles are contained in a single room, progression objectives can span an entire level or even multiple levels.



Instead of increasing the abilities of your human character, you will improve an exoskeleton rig you wear. The game combines a "you are what you wear" aspect with a long-term development of your exo-rig. The gadget-based system allows you change your loadout of gadgets at any time, giving you a great deal of flexibility to deal with various situations. On the other hand, as you progress, you get to unlock useful circuits on your exo-rig, gaining significant permanent attribute bonuses and passive skills.



Stranded on a small islet in the middle of an ocean, you enter a gigantic mechanical tower. Nothing makes sense to you, but it is all strangely familiar...

If you want to get into the backstory and uncover the mysteries of the tower, you can delve right into it by reading all the notes you can find. Don't worry, though, you can safely ignore all the text. All major story points are narrated by the main characters and they are fully voiced!

There are many optional areas in the game that you can choose to explore. They usually present some form of additional challenge, but come with a reward too! The tower is riddled with secret passages that contain unique items and notes of its inhabitants, giving you an insight into their lives and events that precede your arrival.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows: Vista SP1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 2.5 Ghz Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 400 series 512 MB video card or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows: Vista SP1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: 3.5 Ghz Intel® i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB video card or AMD equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 6 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.13
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 or better
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: macOS 10.13
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000 or better
    • Storage: 5500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Processor: 3.0 Ghz AMD Athlon II X4 640
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 5700 series
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    • Processor: 3.5 Ghz Intel® i5 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 2 GB video card or AMD equivalent

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