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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Jun 19, 2018

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October 31

Launch DLC by hitting "Play" from Steam

Hey Folks

If you've purchased the DLC for Caliban Below, first of all, thanks! It's the first thing we've offered up for sale in the world of "The Abbot's Book," and we hope you like it! (Please let us know.)

Second, if you're puzzling over how to access the book, just go to "Caliban Below" in your Steam library, then select "Play" as if you were going to launch the story in VR. You'll get an option there to launch the VR experience, ...or to launch the book.

Please let us know if you have any trouble!

Thanks!
Mike
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October 30

1.2 is live: DLC, Subtitles (Chinese & English), Options Screen, Quality Settings

Happy Halloween, catacomb spelunkers!

We've gone live with our 1.2 release, which includes:

- Subtitles (Chinese and English to start)
Subtitles should be on by default for Chinese language regions. Please let us know if you have any difficulties.

- Use the new Options Screen to
- Turn subtitles on or off manually & select language
- Set graphics quality level (We know there are still performance issues with draw speed on the Mac. Thanks for bearing with us on that - we hope to implement a fix soon.)

- We've also re-oriented a couple of interact-able items to better show what the turnable wheels do.

- DLC! We're re-releasing the original short story "The Abbot's Book," as a beautifully illustrated digital book. For those of you who are interested to learn how Caliban came to be locked in his realm below, or those just interested to count the references to Edgar Allen Poe and HP Lovecraft ;) Spoiler alert: There is no happy ending. Please note, this is a pdf which you can launch from Steam - - it's not more VR (yet), unless you count your own imagination as a sort of virtual reality... some do. Anyway, it's an illustrated pdf, which we like so much that we're charging a few bucks for it.

Thanks for your continued interest in Caliban Below, and the world of The Abbot's Book. I'm awfully happy to say we've been getting some great attention from film festivals, blogs, and various interested interlocutors. It's exciting! As I've mentioned elsewhere, the whole point of this project has been to raise awareness for VR as a narrative medium. It feels like maybe - just maybe - that idea is starting to catch on. Hopefully we'll have much more to come soon.

MEANWHILE, our 1.3 release has been a bit delayed as a critical member of our team broke their leg :( ...Well, that too shall pass. With any luck, we'll have a really splendid 1.3 for you around the end of the year.

Until then, Happy Halloween - and may Ovando's specter scare the daylights out of all your VR guests.
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Reviews

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

“Epic storytelling in VR”
https://techtrends.tech/tech-trends/experiencing-epic-storytelling-in-vr/

“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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