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SUBLEVEL ZERO GETS MASSIVE UPDATE, VR SUPPORT, 35% DISCOUNT

July 13, 2017, Manchester UK

Sigtrap Games’ critically acclaimed zero-g shooter Sublevel Zero receives a huge free update including bags of new content and VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

The update to the six-degree-of-freedom (6DoF) roguelite game - released today at 10am PDT/6pm GMT - is so huge that Sigtrap Games are renaming the game Sublevel Zero Redux. To celebrate, the game is 35% off on Steam, Oculus, GOG and Humble for the first week.

With a completely remastered campaign, new enemies and unlocks, and even a secret new weapon for dedicated players to uncover, Sublevel Zero Redux adds hours more addictive gameplay.

Lead artist Gary Lloyd says “We're really excited about the upcoming release of Sublevel Zero Redux on PC. It's been great to see such a positive response from the community and we can't wait to see what people think of the extra content.”

With Rift and Vive support on PC, Sublevel Zero Redux is now an incredible VR experience too. A cockpit space shooter with unparalleled freedom of movement, Sublevel Zero Redux takes on a whole new life, and offers the deep, long-form gameplay VR users crave. So strap on your headset and get some VR 6DoF action!

Lead programmer Dr Luke Thompson says “We created the first outline of Sublevel Zero at a game jam, as a love letter to games we grew up with like Descent and Forsaken. From the start we knew it would be awesome in VR, and though it’s taken us a while to finalise support we think it’s been worth the wait.”

Sublevel Zero Redux is a hardcore roguelite 6DoF shooter. Take control of a lone gunship pilot whose mission is to loot and craft ancient technology. Descend into a vast underground facility, fighting through procedurally generated zero gravity environments to recover the technology you’ll need to escape.

The retro gravity-defying combat is driven by modern looting and crafting mechanics. Battle through a wide range of environments, from industrial zones to mining caverns. Salvage tech from enemies and craft dozens of weapons and upgrades to suit your play style. Unlock items, blueprints, levels and even elite enemies for subsequent play-throughs to maintain your progression.

Sublevel Zero Redux launches on the Oculus Store on July 13th, along with the update and VR support coming to Steam, GOG and Humble for existing Sublevel Zero players and new owners alike. The price remains at USD14.99, with a 1 week 35% launch sale.

All the new content:

Remastered Campaign - Revamped for a smoother learning curve, with unlockable levels and harder modes. Difficulty settings offer an easier introduction for new players plus an even more unforgiving challenge for veterans.

Expanded Procedural Generation - We've added over 70 new rooms to further expand the game and add more variety to levels.

New Enemies & Elite Enemies - We've created two brand-new enemies to keep you on your toes. Plus, veteran players can unlock more than a dozen elite variants of existing enemies. These guys take more hits, punch back even harder, and exhibit new behaviours, adding another layer of difficulty for the most experienced pilots.

Localisation - French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian players can look forward to enjoying Sublevel Zero Redux in their native language.

Enemy Bestiary - Unlock trophies and codex data by killing enemies.

New Player Ships - The Seeker is perfect for VR players with its homing weapons, and we’ve added a new unlockable ship - the Reaver.

Teleporters - New teleporter system gets players back into the action faster.

Save and Quit - Leaving mid-game now gives you the option to continue from the start of your current level.

Steam Trading Cards - Added cards, profile backgrounds and emoticons on Steam.

ENDS

For more information, contact Luke Thompson: luke@sigtrapgames.com

Teaser trailer: https://youtu.be/RU-NlZzAPTE

About Sigtrap Games

Sigtrap Games is a small indie game development studio based in Manchester, UK. Founded by coder Luke Thompson and artist Gary Lloyd, Sigtrap Games make tightly-designed, rich games with no filler. For more updates and information go to www.sigtrapgames.com . Presskit(): www.sigtrapgames.com/presskit/index.php

 

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