Combining an action shooter with puzzle elements is OVERTURN, developed by Studio HG, which has just successfully passed the Steam Greenlight process.
OVERTURN’s story mode puts players in the position of a person trying to escape a dangerous secret laboratory when they stumble across a girl called MAGI, who has been subjected to horrific experiments that give her incredible psychic abilities. Teaming up with MAGI to escape, the player and MAGI face hordes of robotic guards and deadly traps, designed to prevent anyone from leaving.
Players have the option of using different kinds of weaponry, with ranged weapons such as beam rifles or grades, or melee weapons like energy swords or even bare fists. A variety of skills can be unlocked, such as Slow Time, Shields or the ability to instantly fire charged shots.
“OVERTURN is uniquely positioned to offer players the fast-paced, free-moving FPS action that VR is able to deliver, while at the same time providing an engaging and intriguing narrative as players search for answers about what’s going on” said David Han, Founder of Studio HG.
The title uses a blink teleport system for movement to minimise adverse effects on players. OVERTURN will be launched for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift in late Summer, 2017. A price point for the release has not yet been established. Multiplayer functionality is planned to be added at some point after the initial release.