17 Minutes of Sci-fi Adventure ‘Downward Spiral: Horus Station’, Gameplay Video Here

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Downward Spiral: Horus Station is an upcoming sci-fi adventure set in the lost and forgotten Horus space station. Created by Finland-based 3rd Eye Studios, the minds behind the game recently put out an extended look at some of the its atmospheric exploration and puzzles in a new gameplay video.

While the video gives us a peek into the game’s PS4 version, the mechanics seen here can be found in the game’s VR-compatible antecedent, Downward Spiral: Prologue (2017), which served as a tantalizing proof-of-concept back when it was released last year. With VR motion controllers and supported headset (listed below), you use the environment to physically propel yourself forward, or a number of tools found along the way to navigate the sprawling space station like a grappling gun.

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Downward Spiral: Horus Station offers single player and co-op play, and also includes a ‘peaceful’ mode that removes all enemies for those looking for an exploration-only experience. In addition to the campaign, the studio says there will also be eight-player PvP and PvE multiplayer modes including Deathmatch, Horde and Survivor challenges.

According to the studio, the game features no dialogue or cinematics, making users piece together the plot through observation and interpretation. The electronic ambient soundtrack was composed by HIM frontman Ville Valo.

The game is slated to launch sometime this spring on PC, PS4, PSVR, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Windows “Mixed Reality” VR headsets.

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  • Firestorm185

    This isn’t a VR game, is it?

    • Art

      PC and PS4 with *optional* VR support. Supports Vive, Oculus, PSVR with Move controllers.

  • FireAndTheVoid

    “With VR motion controllers and supported headset (listed below), you use the environment to physically propel yourself forward, …”

    Then why not show that in the gameplay video?

    • Firestorm185

      I hope they meant that Horus Station and not Prologue is VR-supported. I know the motion controls can be pretty bad on the PSVR but not showing it in VR worries me…

  • Raphael

    Feels low budget and bland. :( Cliche drones… cliche floaty space. Not a lot of action.

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  • Henree

    how original…..

  • DanDei

    Shovelware shit. Those assets look like they were built in Google Blocks, the lighting is bad, there is no atmosphere whatsoever and the sound of this cable-thrower became annoying halfway through the video. Stuff like this might have been passable in the first month of VR when you basically were hungry for every title that worked. But not after two years, not after Lone Echo. Sorry, but this looks like it was built as a hobby project in Mod Box.

  • Lucidfeuer

    Seeing the reaction I wanted to defend that title, as this is not so bad looking…but yeah I’ve always been on the “fuck bland and boring 10th copycat” team so…

  • ShiftyInc

    What would Lone Echo look like without a budget, and a one person dev team.

  • Ben

    I was pretty damn impressed by Downward Spiral: Prologue…. granted that was before I had played Lone Echo. Seeing as it’s only $2 on steam it might be worth trying that to decide if you’d like Horus Station… this 2d trailer doesn’t seem to be doing it much justice.

    • Courtney A Jeff

      Possibly the next one will be full of material but cost a buck.

    • Art

      Horus Station will be more on the 20$ price range with 4-6 hours of story. Plus co-op and deathmatches.

  • Courtney A Jeff

    I too was very impressed by the prequel.It amazed me that for a smooth impressive and polished experience it was dirt cheap in price.Anticipating this next chapter.Praise Jesus my Lord and Savior.