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As the sole survivor of a shipwreck in the 17th century, you must quickly learn to adapt and survive on a mysterious and ruthless island filled with deadly threats and secrets to explore.

Key Features:

  • A ruthless roguelike experience with short intense sessions
  • An immersive, yet comfortable VR adventure designed with minimal menus and natural feeling controls
  • A captivating narrative, set in a 17th century storybook atmosphere
  • A dynamic day and night cycle, with systems-based gameplay and realistic, detailed interactions
  • Randomized resources and consequence-based outcomes to your decisions




Bootstrap Island is the most realistic survival adventure you can experience without putting your life in danger!




Co-funded by European Union Creative Europe Media.


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Today Maru VR revealed a new trailer during UploadVR’s Winter 2023 Showcase, announcing the early access release date for Bootstrap Island on Steam.

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PCVR players will be excited to learn that the much anticipated 17th century virtual reality survival game is set to launch on Feb 22, 2024, with a full release slated for 2025.

Focused entirely on VR headsets like Valve Index, and Meta (Oculus) Quest PC-link devices; Bootstrap Island offers a realistic survival adventure in an immersive, yet comfortable VR experience designed with minimal menus and natural feeling controls.

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Following their recent appearance at Steam Next Fest, Maru VR has returned with an updated demo that incorporates much of the feedback received over the past few months. VR players will get a chance to test out the latest version of Bootstrap Island this week during Steam VR Fest (December 4-11th), finding themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious tropical island in the 17th century. They will need to quickly learn to adapt and survive by exploring for food and drink, collecting materials to make fire; and surviving the dark night from being attacked by ferocious beasts.

The Bootstrap Island demo can be played on Steam for free: Store.steampowered.com


Steam VR Fest and UploadVR Showcase - Winter 2023 -

Steam VR Fest and UploadVR Showcase - Winter 2023 -

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VR players will get a chance to test out the latest version of Bootstrap Island this week during Steam VR Fest (December 4-11th). Maru VR has exciting...

Steam Demo Update

Steam Demo Update

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The Bootstrap Island demo has been updated with some most requested features. The day is now significantly longer! We cleaned the flintlock pistol and...

Soul Fox Gaming 🦊 Surviving 72 Hours On A Virtual Island - Bootstrap Island

Soul Fox Gaming 🦊 Surviving 72 Hours On A Virtual Island - Bootstrap Island

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‘Bootstrap Island’ - VR Survival Game Demo Featured at Steam Next Fest

‘Bootstrap Island’ - VR Survival Game Demo Featured at Steam Next Fest

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Tallinn based virtual reality studio Maru VR announced a demo of their upcoming VR game Bootstrap Island, will be featured in the October 2023 edition...

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