10,000 levels of chaotic sci-fi horror. Choose which maps you play, from super easy to practically impossible. Find the escape pods or just see how far you can get. Playable as a desktop first person shooter, or in VR on the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and WMR.
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Feb 8, 2019

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March 22

Update 1.3.0. New End Game Maps.

As the player goes to higher and higher sectors, Necro Mutex is supposed to gradually become impossible. Unfortunately, user Kiddster didn't get the memo, and with a skillful and well honed playstyle has been thrashing tougher and tougher sectors without problem, recently beating sector 9998, the second last sector and the last "normal" sector. (Meaning, not an escape pod sector)

So to toughen up those final sectors, update 1.3.0 has made some changes.

Sectors 8000-8999 now either have the Low Ammo or No Ammo challenge.

Sectors 9000-9998 have been completely re-done, and now always have a shuggoid, cortex guardians, and the No Ammo challenge. That should make them more consistently difficulty.

The Electro Flamer Alt Fire has been modified. It now takes 0.25 seconds to power down, using ammo while it does. This doesn't make much difference when it's used in a continuous burst. However the "Tap 'n' Zap" strategy of just doing quick bursts now uses a bit more ammo, so it's more difficult to just charge through a sector occasionally tapping the alt fire to clear a path. "Tap 'n' Zap" is still useful, it just can't be used quite as much, especially on low ammo sectors.

[Edit: It was 1.5 seconds cool down in the original 1.3.0 update but that was probably too much, so 1.3.1 cut it down to 0.25 seconds.]

Shuggoids and Cortex Guardians have gotten a hit point buff in earlier game sectors. They start out roughly four times tougher than they used to be, though in the upper sectors they still have the same hit points.

Shuggoids and Cortex Guardians also have some extra attacks now, firing positrons and muons respectively.

This update also includes a number of other minor tweaks and bug fixes. If any new bugs have been introduced, let me know in the discussion forum and I'll fix them asap.

Hope you enjoy the new update.

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March 9

Steam has fixed the VR controller issue.

There had been an issue introduced by a buggy steamworks update that broke VR last weekend, buttons on the controllers weren't responding.

Steam support has now fixed the issue, so Necro Mutex is good to go in VR again! Now you can try out the new 180 degree tracking and rotation. ;)
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“At what point does video game violence cross the threshold from fun to gratuitous, off-putting, or simply put too much? While this is not a debate I’m capable of settling, I can confidently say Necro Mutex teeters dangerously close to that edge. ... The thanatoids, hideous as they appear, bear far more resemblance to humans than monsters. Their limbs explode off when shot. They leave behind grotesque carcasses and large puddles of blood, filling levels with trails of gore. ... It throws plenty of gore and carnage in your face without ever stopping to consider why.”

About This Game

* Playable as a desktop shooter or in VR using the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and WMR.
* VR mode supports 360 and 180 degree tracking plus step rotation.
* 10,000 maps, ranging from super easy to certain death.
* Play the levels you want, stay on the easy maps or jump to high risk, high reward sectors.
* Collect rewards from completed maps to upgrade a variety of weapons and skills.
* A multitude of different enemies and special map challenges.
* Multiple leaderboards for different game modes.
* Hardcore old-school shooter with rogue-like elements.

An Orcus Research Cartel station orbiting a deep space magnetar has gone rogue. The operating system has killed the crew and turned them into thanatoids, half dead monsters with a lust for murder. And if that's not bad enough, the corporate A.I. back at Earth System has triggered the station's self destruct sequence. Your only chance is to fight your way through an army of weaponized undead and find an escape pod, before time runs out or the thanatoids overwhelm you.

10,000 levels of chaotic science fiction horror that rise inexorably in difficulty. Choose which maps you play, in any order, from the dead easy beginning sectors to the certain death end sectors. Take on extra challenges for big rewards, and use those rewards to buy new weapons and survival skills. The maps start small and painless, but sector by sector the challenge mercilessly ramps up, until at some point they become practically impossible. Where that point is depends on your skill.

Find the escape pods to complete the game, or just keep going and see how far you can get. Rise up on the leaderboards.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Game contains graphic violence and gore.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 and above.
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX 770, Radeon R9 380.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: The minimum requirements for normal PC play are not suitable for VR play.
    • OS: Windows 7 and above
    • Processor: i7-2600 @ 3.40GHz
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 equivalent or better.
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: VR Users: These are the minimum requirements for VR play.

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