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 (260) - 91% of the 260 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 28, 2017

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July 17

Fatbot Games Discord Server



Hey guys and gals!

We have started our Discord server and you are welcome there to discuss our game Vaporum, possible future games from Fatbot Games, but also dungeon crawlers and games in general!

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July 12

Vaporum Won Two Slovak Game of the Year 2017 Awards



Hey, guys!

We're excited to let you know that Vaporum won two awards at the Slovak Game of the Year 2017 event, for the Best Game Design and Best Debut Game. We want to thank all our fans, the event organizers and judges. We also hope to bring you more enjoyable games in the future!

Thank you!
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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
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: 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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