“Welcome Above” is a stylized VR-Flight experience that allows the players to enjoy the natural feeling of flying.
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Dec 14, 2018

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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?

“We are a small team of highly passionate artists and developers (you can find and contact us on Twitch every second week). We love "Welcome Above" and are working passionately to tweak and fine tune every corner. We have watched hundreds of people flying with a wide grin on their face, totally immersed in the experience. But -- there is always a but -- we believe Welcome Above could be even better! We have countless more levels in the pipeline. And we have many ideas for additional game play, of which multiplayer is just one. All this needs is time and your feedback.

However, we are convinced that if you love audio driven VR experiences, you will already love Welcome Above.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Crafting an experience like Welcome Above takes time and care. So we don't want to make overly optimistic promises, but we hope to complete the full game within 12 months.”

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

“We would love to add more additional features like...
  • an improved in-game quality dialog
  • a better pause mode,
  • additional levels
  • multiplayer mode

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version already offers a smooth experience of four levels, complete with soundtrack, effects and progression.

The current state of the early access version will present you with an interactive tutorial that quickly teaches players to fly: Your bird is hovering in front of you, and by moving and pointing the two controllers, you can control its wing positioning and lift. By moving the controllers up and down, you flap your wings and accelerate. Within a short time, flying becomes very natural, precise and immersive.

Once in flight, you are guided through a smooth sequence of levels with different styles, soundtracks and collectables. Depending on your flight style and character, the average completion time is 20-30 minutes. But you can discover hidden boosters in order to fly super fast or ignore the given path and get lost in immersive soundscapes.

If you get lost at any time, a compass and breadcrumbs will guide you back onto a path. You can...

  • fly, cruise or race various tracks
  • discover hidden secrets,
  • collect speed-ups and other items,
  • explore the colorful world of "Welcome Above".

The current Early Access version of Welcome Above has been extensively tested on various hardware configurations (Vive, Oculus Touch, Windows MR, various Windows versions and graphic cards). We also did lots of play testing to optimize the user experience, performance and quality.

Known issues

  • On some computers the initial start of the application fails for unknown reasons and leads to a "black sky". If this happens, please close and restart the game. We are investigating this issue and are working on a fix.

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


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

“If you have any feedback or ideas, you can either chat with us live on Twitch or contact us in the Steam forum https://steamcommunity.com/app/912660/discussions/ or on twitter https://twitter.com/welcomeabove
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December 12, 2018

Twitch Stream tonight, Wed Dec 12nd, 7:30pm CET

Hi everybody,

tonight the we will have another Twitch live-session:


If you're curious about "Welcome Above" or a have questions or suggestions, we would love meeting you!

- the Welcome Above Team

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About This Game

"Welcome Above" is the VR experience that allows you to actualize your personal dream of flying like a bird. No matter if relaxedly gliding through abstract aesthetics or rapidly nosediving along photo realistic cliffs - "Welcome Above" automatically recognizes your player type and offers you a flight experience tailored to your needs.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Dual-Core 2.4 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive + two Vive controllers / Oculus Rift + two Oculus Touch controllers / Windows Mixed Reality & two motion controllers
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Quad-Core 2.7 GHz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    • Additional Notes: HTC Vive + two Vive controllers / Oculus Rift + two Oculus Touch controllers / Windows Mixed Reality & two motion controllers

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