A completely unprepared town made entirely of paper is hit by its first ever fire, and it’s up to you to save it Rookie. A comedic, tongue in cheek action-adventure VR exploration game.
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Note: This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. Learn more

What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“VR is the gaming worlds wild wild west. We want more VR content that is polished, full of content, and creative. We want to make sure we do the medium justice, and have the time and space to speak with the community about what they love, what they hate, what they want, and what they need from their virtual gaming experience in Paperville.

By launching in Early Access, we are giving ourselves the time to ensure that what we deliver with each content roll-out is high quality, replayable, exciting, and genuine fun. We'll have the room to move and adjust per our audience and their feedback, and we can't wait to take the journey with you. We didn't want to lock ourselves down to a full release and potentially miss out on having the time to implement an awesome feature, mode, or experience that we may otherwise not have prepared our scope for.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're at a point now where the game is almost ready for release. We expect to release within the next three months, before the last quarter of 2018. This doesn't mean there won't be additional content post release, just that the base narrative of the game is at a point we're happy with.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will be a fully fleshed realization of our Early Access version. We have road-mapped the rest of our content out to be released periodically (outside of normal bug fix patches and so forth) which will include further missions, events, and bonus content.

We plan to continue to add to the game beyond what we personally have planned, to hopefully find new and exciting ways for our community to have fun in VR.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Paperville Panic currently consists of the full HubWorld to explore and multiple narrative based missions.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Throughout our early access period, we hope to take advantage of frequent discounts and sales bundles to give our early community the advantage of special pricing and feature access. All additional content will be added at no cost to the community, so if you pay for the game on first day of release, you will receive all additional Paperville content through to the full release period and in perpetuity. At this stage, the price remains $19.99USD but we'll reassess this past release.

We also may look at introducing collectors editions at full launch to include both game and soundtrack and so forth.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We will continue to be active and accessible on Twitter where we post daily (@Ultimerse, as well as on Facebook and Instagram), via email, in the Steam forums and on Reddit. We don't want anyone to hesitate to get in contact, and we aim to be as involved with our community as they will allow us to be.

We want as much feedback as we can get, and we genuinely do want to hear it.”
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August 12

Patch 1.16 - Hotfixes

Hi all,

Some of you encountered some issues launching our latest level. This seems to have been isolated to just a few individuals, but we have some quick fixes we've implemented since our level launch last Thursday.

  • Permanent Black Screen when loading into Town Hall bug fix
  • Scores for Town Hall are now working as intended
  • Score margins set up to be more achievable
  • Checkpoint bug fixes
  • Additional achievements have been added to Town Hall

Enjoy! We hope you're enjoying the level - we'll have more exciting news for you soon.
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August 9

Town Hall Level Update (Patch V1.15)

NEW

Brand New Level!
The Mayor has invited you to dinner at the Town Hall! What an honor!
Explore this grand new level and learn more about the town of Paperville.

You can watch the level teaser here.

New Holster
Lookin' good, sailo- er, firefighter!
Using the trigger you can equip and unequip your weapons and tools to your holster as you choose - select your preferred side too, so if you're a Leftorium shopper, this ones for you.

IMPROVED
  • All weapons and tools now have haptic feedback! Rumble harder than a controller mid Smash combo.
  • Haptic feedback when grabbing objects! You won't believe it's not hands!
  • We lowered the height of the light switch because apparently not everyone is Bigfoot.
  • Madame Firework's fight has been shortened slightly, after we realised she changed her code to have more stage time. #Diva
  • Holograms have been updated to reflect consistency in colours.
  • Your Axe now returns to your holster faster!
  • The citizen A.I. is smarter - improved navigation and facial animations!

BUG FIXES
  • Fixed a bug in Apartment where citizens were dipping into the floor when extinguished (a la Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch).
  • Performance improvements.
  • Fixed a bug in apartment where some fireballs couldn't be extinguished when fighting the boss.
  • Fixed a checkpoint bug in Podium where the player respawned and then was unable to teleport.
  • General bug fixes.

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Reviews

“One of the most anticipated VR releases.”
Nathie - YouTuber

“7.8/10 - Without a doubt, Paperville Panic is shaping up to be a polished and explosively entertaining title.”
VR The Gamers

“4/5 - There is nothing to dislike about Paperville Panic.”
The VR Base

About This Game

Welcome to Paperville, Rookie! As the fire departments newest recruit, you're in for a sweet ride at your new employment. Cheque cashing, boot sorting, lunch stealing - after all, in a town made of arts and crafts, how often would there ever be a fire?


Paperville is proof that anyone has what it takes to be a hero, as long as safety and saving lives aren’t priorities. A tongue-in-cheek look into the world of firefighting, in a town filled with strange critters, odd personalities and secrets to discover.

Guided by a less-than-stellar fire department, you must help restore Paperville to it’s former papery glory. From clearing building fires, rescuing citizens from rubble, hacking through doors, to dealing with townsfolk and their personal issues, Rookie does it all.

Only you can be the one to save Paperville.
Well, someone else probably could, but you’re all they’ve got.


  • Explore the living, breathing town, from beach to balcony to bedroom, and get to know the people of Paperville.
  • Save the townspeople from imminent danger - and from themselves.
  • Atmospheric music helps set the scene as you traverse smokey spaces filled with fire.
  • Use a number of different weapons to tackle the problems in front of you.
  • Shoot, smash, pull, deduce, and lift your way through missions to find the solution and be the hero Paperville never deserved.



System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5 6500
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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