By Crystal Colwell / April 5th, 2016
Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 is available today. You can purchase it from the main lobby of the Oculus Store, or on Steam as part of the SteamVR launch day sale for $9.99 or as part of the Season One Pass for $24.99. If you purchased the game already (before March 28) you can request the VR Steam key here.
Albino Lullaby on SteamVR With Release of HTC Vive
BOSTON, MA – APRIL 5, 2016 – Independent studio Ape Law is set to release Episode 1 of the psychological
horror game Albino Lullaby as a SteamVR launch title today with the release of the HTC Vive VR headset. The studio, comprised of veterans from Bioshock: Infinite, top-selling indie title Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and the Tomb Raider reboot, will bring their made-for-VR, no jump scares, no gore horror game on launch day to the Oculus on March 28 as well as the Vive on April 5. The new trailer features a streamer mashup playing Albino Lullaby both in VR and 2D:
Hailed by Rock, Paper, Shotgun’s Adam Smith as, “2015’s smartest horror game…” and summarized by Polygon’s Collin Campbell, “Part Stanley Parable and part Alfred Hitchcock… This is a sick place, full of sick allusions and sick jokes.”
“Players are finally getting to experience Albino Lullaby the way it was intended, in gloriously immersive VR. The response has been so positive that we’ve decided to take it to the next level, by incorporating Vive room scale and hand controllers. Albino Lullaby will have a whole new angle on immersion available to the public as soon as it’s ready!” said Justin Pappas, creative director of Albino Lullaby and Founder of Ape Law.
Current Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 Steam owners (purchased before May 28) will receive a key for the Oculus Store by filling out this form:
Albino Lullaby: Episode 1 is available from the main lobby of the Oculus Store, or on Steam as part of the SteamVR launch day sale for $9.99 or as part of the Season One Pass for $24.99.
Features of Albino Lullaby Include:
• The Next Gen of Adventure Games – Player driven pacing, no cutscenes.
• Transforming Game Space – Mechanical mansion deconstructs around you.
• Environmental Storytelling – Intricate backstory conveyed through the game space.
• Different Play Styles – Sneak or gung ho!
• Episodic Releases – Pay as you go or get a season pass.
• VR Ready – Built from ground up to play great on the Oculus Rift, Vive and Morpheus.
With a game space that dynamically twists and contorts around you in real time, as you unravel an equally twisted narrative, Albino Lullaby shows that horror can be scary without jump scares or gore. Escape a surreal, psychological nightmare set in a dark and macabre Victorian town that clings to the precipices of underground cliffs. Discover hidden spaces haunted by ‘The Grandchildren’ and uncover clues to understanding just where and what you are.
About Ape Law, LLC
To make game for to give to man! Ape Law is an independent studio that exists to explore and experiment with games as the next great storytelling medium and was formed by Justin Pappas in the summer of 2013 in Cambridge, Mass. Justin has worked as a level designer on games like BioShock: Infinite and the Tomb Raider reboot and moved onto the indie scene in 2011 as the level design lead on Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. He is now the creative director and level designer for Albino Lullaby. Ape Law is comprised of other industry vets, who have worked on a myriad of games from Borderlands to Lord of the Rings Online and at studios like Warner Brothers, Hasbro and Harmonix. We are spread out over North America, from Toronto down to Austin and communicate primarily over Skype. Website: http://www.ApeLaw.com
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