The Technician is a VR action puzzle game about hacking your way through security systems. Usually while being shot at.
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Dec 10, 2018
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Why Early Access?

“I need feedback! The Technician been a fun solo project of mine for almost two years now and I've learned a lot, but I still need more player experiences and input in order to take it the rest of the way.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“I currently intend to have a 'full' release of the game by the end of 2020. My original plan was to take a year off of work and learn to make a game. I was fortunate enough to be able to take two years, but now I'm headed back out into the real world to get a real job again. This means that development on The Technician will no longer get full-time attention, but I intend to keep making updates and changes in my spare time (once I have any again.)”

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

“A full "1.0" release of The Technician will at the very least have more of the type of content that's in the game now - more puzzles, more tools, more circuits, and more enemies. It should also have more fully featured in-game editing capabilities for players to make and share their own challenges. That being said, the direction the game takes may change drastically depending on the type of feedback I get from players during Early Access, so who knows!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“As of this writing, the Early Access release contains about 20 puzzles that can be played individually or successively in a single environment (detailed in a previous dev post.) About half of these are simpler tutorial puzzles, with the rest being slightly more challenging problem-solving experiences. These include around a dozen unique circuit components, involve using a small handful (3-4) of technician "tools," and feature a single enemy type.”

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

“Not including any potential sales or discounts, the price of the full version of The Technician will not change from its Early Access pricing.”

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

“The community's feedback and thoughts on how the game feels and plays are going to be extremely important. If you have an idea for a new circuit component or tools or enemy type or really just about anything, then reach out either on the Steam discussion page or directly to me at ken@dumbgame.company and let me know! In addition, once the in-game editor is available I'll be paying a lot of attention to what types of puzzles players create for each other and how I can make those experiences even more fun.”
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Notice: Requires one of the following virtual reality headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, or Valve Index. See the VR Support section for more info.
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About This Game

The Technician is a VR action puzzle game about hacking your way through security systems. Usually while being shot at.

Break, hack, crack, solder, and logic your way through circuit puzzles. Careful, though; security is onto you and bypassing systems doesn't get any easier when you're ducking behind cover. Cross the wrong wire or flip the wrong switch and watchdogs in the circuitry will only make the armed response more aggressive.

Features

  • Frantic, under-pressure puzzle solving - You know that scene in every action movie where the gang is holding off all the bad guys while the hacker tries to open the door and get them all out? Well I hope so, because that's what I'm trying to do here.
  • Immersive, physics-based interactions - VR is fun and physical; just plugging cables and throwing switches can feel good, and boy do I ever have a lot of switches for you to throw.
  • In-game level editor - create your own circuits and challenges to share with other technicians.
  • Morrre - It’s early yet, and who knows where we’ll go from here. Hop into the forums and let me know what you think!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 970 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-6700K equivalent or better
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 1070 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space

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