Cleveland-based indie game developers, DR. BLOC, announced today the award-winning virtual reality (VR) game, STRAYLIGHT, will be available on Steam as early access, February 3rd, 2020.

Dr. Bloc invites you to master the STRAYLIGHT, a new kind of VR game coming to Steam this Winter

STRAYLIGHT is a new and cutting-edge VR platformer, where players are immersed in cosmic, abstract worlds and given the ability to propel themselves and fly in a virtual universe.

“It’s really an incredible experience as you actually feel like you’re flying through space,” said Rob Kovacs, the composer and sound designer of the game. “We’ve been play-testing it for several months and the responses have been just been off-the-charts positive.”

From the STRAYLIGHT Steam page:

“There’s only one goal in STRAYLIGHT: Get to the end. But to do this, you will need to master a gravity-defying propulsion mechanic built exclusively for Virtual Reality and pass the increasingly difficult challenges ahead of you. You’ll fly, swing, fall and soar through beautiful—and deadly—worlds, engineered to break the mind and spirit. Only the best will successfully traverse these lethal cosmic playgrounds, using solely their wits, razor-fine reflexes, and delicious desperation. Soar; die; repeat; then soar again until you find your perfect path through the course. And only the very, very best will be able to master… The STRAYLIGHT.”

Artistically, the game displays eye-catching visuals that take inspiration from the glowing digital graphics of the ’80s but powered through technology of today. Accompanying the look of the game is an all-original soundtrack that fuses classic synthwave with driving electronica.

STRAYLIGHT comes packed with 11 unique and increasingly challenging worlds, designed to both teach the player new techniques as well as push them to their limits.

STRAYLIGHT is the first game from indie studio DR. BLOC, a small team devoted to bringing the joy and challenge of classic games into the future. In its debut showing at the Indie Games Showcase (sponsored by GDEX) at the widely-attended Ohayocon, DR. BLOC and STRAYLIGHT had the honor of winning both the People’s Choice: Digital awards, as well as the Golden Ticket award for Best Game.

ABOUT DR. BLOC

DR. BLOC is a 5-person team, comprised of two programmers/game developers (Dan Seery and Chris Herbison of Spark Rat) and three film-makers (Benjamin Barr, Len Ganley and Rob Kovacs of FNA Productions) who first came together to make a game for the 2018 Global Game Jam.

For more info about STRAYLIGHT and DR. BLOC, visit www.drbloc.com.

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