Nostos is a cross-platform multiplayer game for PC & VR in an open world setting, where Oriental animation elements are found. You can explore with friends, discover historical sites and remains of war, build shelters and fight, uncovering the truth hidden by time and tasting the past stories of hope or regret.
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April 26

Developer Update| Climbing

Based on your comments last time, we chose 'climbing' as the topic for the latest entry of our Developer Update! We recently interviewed Nostos' developers, programmers, and artists about their effort on Nostos Climbing system. This is what they have to say about climbing in Nostos.

Game developers are the designers of Nostos. They are responsible for designing all of the game's parameters, from the overall gameplay to the arc at which an arrow should be shot. They have devoted a huge amount of time to testing and experimenting the most feasible parameters for climbing, including suitable terrain, actions, rules, and speed.

Programmers are the doers and are responsible for making dreams come true. They have committed their energies to figuring out how to technically realize the developer's concept of climbing.

The most challenging issue programmers encountered has been UI interaction, which was also the toughest area that the Nostos team has been working on. The climbing systems on the PC and in VR adopts two different algorithms but shares the same character controller.

Programmers also needs to ensure the two platforms are completely compatible with each other and guarantee gaming fairness and experience on both platforms. In other words, they must ensure that VR and PC share the same functions while retaining VR's features. Therefore, the overall complexity of this endeavor is much larger than that of separately developing two interactive systems.

Recently, many efforts have been made in addressing the issue of multiplayer internet synchronization.

Artists are members of the Nostos family you are probably most familiar with at this stage. They have not only brought us cute animals like Anzu ,Minko, Fennec, but also many intricately designed character actions. For example, how a player's body moves when climbing horizontally and vertically or what movement should the body perform under different situations. After all, moving on a cliff is quite different from walking up and down hills.

The details of the game are more significant in VR perspective! And the artists need to create spontaneous and vivid actions with limited buget at the same time. This is also a big problem the team have to solve for a long time :D

Thanks to all your constant support and excuese for Nostos. As a brand-new game genre, Nostos has a lot of room for improvement. During the course of development, the development team has encountered many unprecedented and challenging problems, which, as we mentioned above is part of the development process.

Your comments and messages on Nostos' social media pages are very motivating. Since Nostos is still in development, we do hope that our players interested in the game can know more about stories behind Nostos with us together.

The Alpha Test will be the first time Nostos meet the public after the Gamescom, we are nerves but expectant for your feedback. We welcome your suggestions to build a better Nostos. Let's create a fun gaming experience tgt.
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April 4

You Ask, We Answer #3 | "Blueprint First!"

Dear players,

Thanks for your care and support to Nostos. Below are the answers of the questions and suggestions we collected from our Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtue and Steam in this period~ Let’s check them out tgt!

About Gameplay
Q: Can we create in-game items by ourselves?
A: Yes, but you need to find the blueprint scattered around the world.

Q: Will Nostos have four different seasons?
A: Yes, the four seasons in game are converted according to the real time.( 1s game time = 1/60s real time).

Q: Are the furniture and weapons you showed represent all the weapons and furniture in Nostos?
A: Nope, we will release more info about other in-game items~ And we also will develop snipers.

Q: Whether players could create our own characters? Like changing the hair, eyes, facial shape and gender?
A: We will consider to add it into further updates, but we wish players could experience the stories we created for specific characters.

Q: Will nostos have trading system? E.g. I can be a someone who create weapons and sell to the people for objects or money if they have in the game
A : We will consider about this suggestion, but the balance of every world should be guaranteed at first.

About Development

Q: Is Oculus Quest available when Nostos is released?
A:Nostos will launch on Oculus Store in Q3, while the schedule of Oculus Quest should later than PS4.

Q: Will full-body Vr tracking be achievable?
A: Temporarily no, we will only support the IK of upper body,

Please be free to leave your questions and suggestions in the future, we are always willing to communicate with you!

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About This Game

Nostos is an open-world VR game created by NetEase. The simulation technology of real physical environment, giant and seamless world map, freely moving system and oriental animated film art style build up a “Pioneer” image for this game.

Players will play the role of explorer in Nostos to adventure, combat, build up and save the world with their partners. A variety of terrains, miraculous ecological communities and meteorological system, special doomsday costumes, as well as realistic combat experience will offer players extraordinary immersive gaming experiences.

【Vibrant Ecosystem】

With its own unique ecosystem, the land of Nostos witnesses the passing of day and night and the four seasons, and the spread of grassland, desert and snowfield. In this world, grass seeds grow, animals reproduce, and it is you who decide the way you are going to explore and survive.

【Risky Doomsday Survival】

The seemingly peaceful land is actually surrounded by the toxic coralseas which are corroding the sole habitat. Creatures from the coralseas are the enemies of the survivors.

In the game, you will need to survive with limited resources: restore physical strength with food and water, collect materials and build houses, and use melee weapons or long-range firearms to fight against monsters. Meanwhile, you'll be working with other players on the quest to discover the historical sites,the remains of war and the secrets of the world.

【Truth Discovery】

Why do we fall into the Doomsday dilemma? The cruel environment, demonstrated by the expansion of corrosive coralseas, the extreme climates and the toxic waters, leads to the survivors competing against each other for uncontaminated lands. Humans are in combat against each other, against the nature, and against the creatures from the coralseas. What on earth is the truth of the world?

Is the central volcano that can be seen from all over the continent hiding the core secrets of the world? The black moon that periodically appears brings lightning and storms, but does it foreshadow unknown dangers ahead? What kind of past do the mysterious ancestors guiding us have? And how can we discover the secret plan that lasts thousands of years with the fragmentary clues?
When exploring the Nostos land, you will uncover the truth lost to time and experience the stories of hopes or regrets that once happened on the land.

【Game Features】

● With a series of physics rules in real life being introduced, players can freely explore the game world, climbing cliffs or driving vehicles.
● Nostos shows a lively open world where organisms in the ecosystem can breed on their own. A sapling planted long ago might grow into a forest.
● The survival game which is set in the last days of the civilization may gradually reveal the stories of the mysterious ancestors on the land of Nostos.
● Nostos shows the world’s end with some sci-fi elements incorporated. It adopts the style of the traditional oriental animated films.
● Nostos is NetEase’s first self-developed VR multiplayer online game with an open world setting, supporting players on both PC and VR platforms playing together.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD FX-8350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 / AMD RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 / AMD RX Vega 64
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 15 GB available space

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