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5 hours of VR gameplay: Anticipated adventure puzzle “SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix” released for HTC Vive

Press Release   •   Nov 17, 2016 10:39 CET

  • Debut title ‘SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix’ launches as one of the longest VR experiences to date, with approx. 5 hours of gameplay for $24.99 – and it was built in just 6 months
  • The game is highly anticipated, with pre-alpha demo ranked as one of the best HTC Vive games of 2016 by PC Advisor, and downloaded by 18-28% of the global HTC Vive consumer market

Stockholm, Sweden: November 17, 2016 - Today Stockholm-based SVRVIVE Studios is releasing their first lead title, SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix, for HTC Vive.

SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix has an estimated 5 hours of VR gameplay making it one of the longest VR experiences on the global market. Built in just six months, SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix allows players to travel the universe in order to recover the powerful Deus Helix. The game follows the successful launch of the pre-alpha demo of SVRVIVE on Steam back in August, which garnered an estimated 18-28% of the global HTC Vive consumer market (in number of downloads). Earlier this week the studio released the teaser of the full game, a video that reached 100,000 views on Facebook within 24 hours and placed as number one on Reddit/Vive.

In SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix the player is abducted from their earthly life and obliged to join an alien agent workforce. Under the direction of the player’s commander and guide Nikodemus Salinger, the newly recruited Agent (player) is sent to different parts of the universe in order to recover the missing parts of the Deus Helix.

With SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix we wanted to build on what we think is the strongest feature of VR, and that’s immersiveness and exploration,” explains Faviana Vangelius, CEO and co- founder of SVRVIVE Studios. “There will never be a repeating puzzle or environment in the game. Players must constantly explore their environment and challenge themselves to move forward, which we feel truly brings the VR experience to life.”

SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix is a challenging adventure puzzle, inspired by escape rooms and mystery game classics, such as Myst.

After all the love we got for our demo, we’re both grateful and proud to now offer the first full experience of the SVRVIVE universe. To think we made this happen in just six months still feels a bit unreal to our team, but we hope the players will enjoy all the effort we put in.” - Faviana Vangelius, CEO and co-founder at SVRVIVE Studios.

As well as being the debut title from the recently founded indie VR games studio, SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix is one of the first full story games released for HTC Vive. Initially SVRVIVE: The Deus Helix is released for HTC Vive, but more headsets will follow in a near future.