A short interactive story for room-scale VR: Become Caliban, the scion of a broken lineage struggling to understand your dark inheritance. Explore the ruins of the family estate, and the incredible realm below seeking clues to your past, and to the events that severed you from your family long ago.
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Very Positive (92) - 94% of the 92 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 19, 2018

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October 12

Hey Mac VR Users... please consider this build only for testing

Dear Mac VR users - at long last, we've gotten our mitts on a mac that is VR capable - currently Apple's best gpu. And we've finally been able to jump into Caliban Below on Mac. And - - we can see there's a problem... Sorry for the delay in getting to this - we'd been inclined to get something out there for y'all to play with, and hadn't realized the performance was just not that great.

Anyway, the PC & Mac builds are now at parity, and we can start digging into what exactly is hitting the performance so hard on Mac. It *should* run better than it does. (perhaps I'm doing something wrong on this end...) My best guess at this point is that there are a couple shaders I'm using for geometry instancing that aren't playing nice.

This note is just to mention - we want to tune the mac experience considerably. It should be nice and smooth. More news as it comes.
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September 16

1.2 is available in beta for PC & Mac - includes Chinese & English subtitles

Hi All

We've just released a beta for 1.2, which includes

- Chinese & English subtitles (hopefully more languages to come soon). Chinese subtitles should automatically be on if you're in a Chinese-speaking country. But if you want to invoke subtitles manually you can use the

- Options screen - Use this to set subtitles on/off and to pick language. You can also set the graphics quality level here. Note this screen is currently only available in the starting scene by the castello. We'll add it to every location shortly. You can access it with the small button above the thumb pad on Vive, or by pressing "A" on the oculus controller.

- A few refinements to layout, which should help tell the story a little more visually.

- We've also added a warning screen if you don't have a VR headset. Wish we had gotten to that sooner! Well, there it is. ;)

Let us know what you think! And thanks as always. We hope you like the work. And please send word if you have any difficulties - beta, after all.

Thanks
Mike
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Reviews

“nothing short of amazing”
https://www.imore.com/caliban-below-now-available-steamvr-macos

“Top 250 best virtual reality exclusive Steam games”
https://steam250.com/vr_exclusives

About This Game

The sun will not rise, just endless moons - and you, Caliban, must try to learn why you have become trapped in a dream. It is 1680, Northern Italy. You are the last heir of a noble lineage, struggling to understand your dark inheritance. Explore the ruins of the family estate, and the incredible realm below, seeking clues to your past, and to the events that severed you from your family long ago. The darkness below reaches back centuries, and your place in this story is about to become terrifyingly clear.

Caliban Below is a short story from the world of The Abbot's Book, created by the academy award winning talent of Blackthorn Media. This tale is made as a stand-alone piece, but is also part of a much larger world. You can get a different perspective on Caliban in The Abbot's Book Demo, also available on Steam.

We love the possibilities for storytelling in VR. The world of The Abbot's Book is enormous, and we hope to tell far more of this tale as the market grows. In the meantime, please enjoy Caliban Below with our compliments. Share it with friends if you like it! We'll be thrilled if the piece can help bring more awareness to the medium.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: windows 7, 8, 10
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 10.10
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: iMac Pro or breakout GPU accelerator; nvidia 980gtx equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • Graphics: iMac Pro or breakout GPU accelerator; nvidia 980gtx equivalent
    • Storage: 4 GB available space

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