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NOTE: Time Machine VR REQUIRES an Oculus DK2 or Crescent Bay headset. Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers supported. Keyboard supported.

THE STORY: SAVE THE HUMAN RACE (in development, more to come with the following updates)

A plague is consuming humankind. Civilization faces extinction. As a time-travelling scientist, you must go back to the Jurassic and face dinosaurs whose DNA holds the key to our survival. Pilot your time machine through prehistoric oceans, into an ecosystem teeming with ancient creatures. Navigate a dangerous food chain, tracking, probing, scanning and baiting these beasts, and save the human race.

THE EXPERIENCE: IMMERSIVE EXPLORATION OF THE JURASSIC

  • A VR-native game about time travel, prehistoric creatures, and human extinction;
  • Explore an immersive Jurassic underwater world;
  • Play in a living and dangerous ecosystem populated by a growing range of mysterious dinosaurs: dakosaurus, pliosaurus, mosasaurus, and more;
  • Help us make Time Machine VR the best that it can be.

THE MECHANICS

  • Time Freeze: Briefly slow down time around you, then use that moment to engage with dinosaurs at close range;
  • Tracker: Visibility is limited in the treacherous Jurassic oceans. Use the Tracker to locate dinosaurs in the dark or behind rock formations;
  • Probe: Shoot it at dinosaurs to instantly collect genetic data on their species;
  • Scan: Approach prehistoric creatures and use Scan to gather intelligence on specific anatomical features;
  • Bait: The Jurassic oceans of Time Machine VR are living ecosystems, where your understanding of the dynamic food chain plays a decisive role on your ability to complete your mission. Use Bait to create situations that tilt the odds in your favor;
  • Echography (Echo): What if the vital organs of dinosaurs are a key to saving humankind? Use Echo’s ultrasound technology to understand the inner workings of these beasts of the deep. Caution: this device only works at very close range, so plan your approach carefully;
  • Behavior Scan: Take unique live snapshots of dinos in action;
  • More mechanics to come.

FREE DEMO: FEATURES

  • A condensed and exhilarating VR experience;
  • Immersive underwater navigation;
  • Advanced Time Freeze, Tracker, Probe, and Scan mechanics.

EARLY ACCESS: FEATURES

  • Three additional underwater levels;
  • Story Mode (in development, more to come with the following updates);
  • Exploration Mode (in development, with expansion to come);
  • More dinos: pliosaurus, dakosaurus, mosasaurus, and more;
  • An expansive on-land VR mission hub located in Svalbard, Norway (same place as the Doomsday Vault!);
  • A DinoDex: upload collected data, and unlock dinosaurs;
  • A full range of tech-based mechanics: Time Freeze, Tracker, Probe, Scan, Echography, Bait, with more to come;
  • Regular updates with new features and bug fixes;
  • Buy once, and get all following updates FREE;
  • Have your say: talk with our dev team and take part in the development of Time Machine VR!

STORY MODE (in development, more to come with the following updates)

Svalbard & the DinoDex

You begin your journey inside your mission hub, in Svalbard, Norway. It shelters your time machine and comes equipped with the DinoDex, a depository of the information you will collect from the prehistoric creatures you encounter. Every time you return to Svalbard with new discoveries, upload them to the DinoDex to unlock crucial data and dinos. This will help you find the cure to the epidemic devastating humankind.

The Jurassic Oceans

Travel to the treacherous oceans of prehistory, where dakosaurus, pliosaurus, and mosasaurus, among others, roam the deep. Use your high-tech equipment to track, probe, and scan these beasts, extracting the information you need. Bait dinosaurs to turn risky situations to your advantage. Freeze time and perform dangerous close-up echography as you strive to fulfill your mission. Take unique live snapshots of dinos in action with Behavior Scan.

EXPLORATION MODE (in development, with expansion to come)

Revisit completed levels and unlock crucial intelligence about the Jurassic-era creatures you have faced. Then, follow these clues to uncover the key to humankind’s survival. Exploration mode still requires a lot of development, but we plan on expanding it with every major update.

Have your say: talk with our dev team and take part in the development of Time Machine VR when you buy it on Early Access!

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Though it has been available on Steam Early Access for some months, a new trailer for Time Machine VR reveals its launch date of April this year, alongside the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The trailer also gives some insight into the story behind this first-person, exploration-heavy VR experience. Sent back in time to the prehistoric era, you must search for clues hidden in the past that may present a solution to a deadly virus that is spreading across the world in the present.

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To do this, you pilot your time machine - which can fly, and travel underwater - close to as many dinosaurs as possible so that you can scan their DNA. You'll also need to pay attention to the prehistoric food chain, and use bait as a distraction in case one of the hungry, hungry dinos decides you're looking particularly edible.

The developer, Minority Media - creator of emotional indie title Papo y Yo - adds that, though the Rift and Vive editions will launch in April, a PlayStation VR version is also planned for later in the year.

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