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Tethered the Critically Acclaimed VR Strategy Game Now Playable Without VR In ‘Untethered’ Mode for PC Desktop Players

Experience Tethered in ultra-shiny 2D or in the completely immersive VR mode

St. Helens, United Kingdom -- April 12, 2017 -- Independent games studio Secret Sorcery today revealed that players can now experience the breath taking world of Tethered in ultra shiny 2D mode or in totally immersive VR mode after a new update. Drawing influence from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki and brought to life by some of the talented developers behind titles like LittleBigPlanet, Driveclub and MotorStorm, Tethered combines a unique visual aesthetic with strategy-driven gameplay.

This latest update introduces Tethered to a whole new PC audience, featuring two new control methods, a dusk and dawn checkpoint style save system and adds divine slow-motion and fast-forward features, allowing you to play at your own pace. You can also elect to skip the tutorial and dive straight into the game.

“It didn’t feel right that players who weren’t ready to leap into the realms of VR couldn’t experience the magical worlds of Tethered, so we rebuilt the game to support a more traditional style of PC play”, said Scott Kirkland, Managing Director of Secret Sorcery. “By removing the requirement for a VR headset, we’re fulfilling the promise that we made to ourselves and fans in terms of opening up Tethered to more players. Now all PC gamers can enjoy this wonderful sky-borne island world that we’ve so lovingly created”.

Become a Spirit Guardian in Tethered, caring for the adorable and industrious Peeps. Their beautiful island paradise has descended into chaos, ransacked nightly by a plague of wicked creatures. By gathering an ancient and mystical life force known as Spirit Energy and helping the Peeps build up their settlement and resources in preparation for nightfall, you can restore balance and banish the wicked blight once and for all! Tethered features 13 exquisitely crafted levels, a competitive leaderboard (which contrasts your godly prowess with that of your friends) and a superb G.A.N.G. award nominated interactive score.

Tethered is available for PC, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive via Steam for £18.99. $24.99, €22.99.

For Tethered on Steam go to http://store.steampowered.com/app/431120/

For more information, visit: www.secretsorcery.com

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About Secret Sorcery

Secret Sorcery is an independent British game development studio and publisher dedicated to creative innovation and quality. Established early in 2015 by a group of highly experienced developers looking for a genuine creative challenge, our growing team is passionate about Virtual Reality and the unprecedented levels of immersive opportunity this powerful medium offers. We have, since our formation, leveraged almost a century of pioneering experience to craft original VR concepts and products including Tethered – our magical VR debut. Building on our early success, we have set our sights on the future and carving new paths in immersive content.


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