Something for the Weekend: Steam’s Halloween Havoc

You may have noticed something of a theme these last few days on VRFocus. But such is inevitable when there’s a holiday such as Halloween going on, and so it’s only natural that this week on Something for the Weekend we highlight just a few of the videogames currently on offer in the Steam Halloween sale. Which does have more than a few virtual reality (VR) experiences up for grabs a reduced price.

Before we begin it should be noted that a lot of the titles in the sale, which incidentally does have its own VR section on the Steam store page, are also a part of Halloween sales elsewhere. In particular the Oculus Store sale. For information on that check out our post detailing all the titles involved in the sale for both the Oculus Rift and the Samsung Gear VR.

Steam descriptions and links to all the games can be found below. Please note: All Halloween sales end on 1st November 2017.

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, OSVR

“The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is a first-person story-driven mystery focused on exploration and discovery. Occult-minded private detective Paul Prospero communicates with the dead to discover the fate of a missing boy and the mystery behind a dark ancient force inhabiting Red Creek Valley.”

Available as a bundle comprising the game and VR mode, the title is available for £4.38 (GBP) at a discount of 80% off.

A Chair in a Room : Greenwater

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

A Chair in a Room: Greenwater is a tense virtual reality horror game set in America’s Deep South. Drawing on elements of Southern Gothic and using settings of derelict towns, run-down motels and murky, decaying swamps, A Chair in a Room will take you through an investigation of institutional corruption, religious immorality and murder, which can only be unlocked by searching deep within your own psyche.”

Available at 50% off, for a price of £9.49 (GBP).

Blue Effect VR

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

“Welcome on Planet Exo-277. A place where your abilities will be tested. This world belongs to the alien race that doesn’t know what defeat means. You will be facing enemies that are ruthless, cruel and mainly terrifying. Survive and become the famous warrior in the universe!”

Also currently available at half price, Blue Effect VR is on sale now for a price of £5.49 (GBP).

Organ Quarter

Compatibility: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift

Organ Quarter is a VR survival horror game focused on what made survival horror great: labyrinthine environments, resource management and well-balanced puzzling. An homage to the slow, methodical survival horror experiences of the ’90s, explore the compelling nightmare world of the Organ Quarter and enjoy the most intimate horror experience yet.”

Having just received a patch taking it to version 1.03, Organ Quarter is on sale now at 20% off, for a price of £15.19 (GBP).


Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“Fallen into a giant old dungeon, unclear for any destiny, you have to descent deeper and deeper to a place, where even all cries will be silenced.”

This title is in Early Access and requires the use of a gamepad, or keyboard and mouse even in VR mode. HORROR OF THE DEEP is currently on sale for £3.91 (GBP), giving you a 30% discount.

Bogeyman 1 + 2 Double Pack

Compatibility: Oculus Rift

“Live your childhood nightmare and try to survive against the Boogeyman. Equipped with only your flashlight, survive each night until the morning light. Search the house for useful items such as glow sticks, cherry bombs, and coffee to help you fight back. The weather will change each night, lights will break, toys will come alive, things will go bump in the night. Learn the hiding places, and sounds of the Boogeyman to stay ahead.”

The first game is also available on the Oculus Store seperately. The bundle of 1 and 2 together has an 89% discount at present and you can buy both titles for £1.12 (GBP).

Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“Spooky and her mansion of creepy cuties are back in Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation! Can you survive 1000 rooms of adorable terror? Or will you break once the cute facade dissolves, and you find yourself running for your life from the unspeakable, hideous creatures that dwell and write in the bowels of this house? They wait for you. They wait, and they hunger for your encounter…”

The recent recipent of an update adding endless mode, Steam achievements and an additional ending, Spooky’s Jump Scare Mansion: HD Renovation is available on Steam for £4.68 (GBP) for a discount of 33% off.

Rise of Insanity

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“Impersonate into the role of the doctor of psychology and get into psychedelic detective story, located in American ’70s, with professional dialogues and realistic graphics. Dark atmosphere of uncertainty is surrounding the player, who by explorating of many locations, meet logical puzzles, and events like…flying through deepest parts of human’s consciousness.”

Another title currently in Early Access, the horror title by Red Limb Studio is presently on sale at £4.49 (GBP) – a 10% discount on the usual price.

Emily Wants To Play

Compatibility: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR

“It’s 11pm, and you are at the last house on your route. The lights are on, and the front door is opened. But, the windows are all boarded up and the grass is overgrown. It seems like a strange place to deliver a pizza, but at least, it looks like someone is home…”

Emily Wants To Play is currently available at a 60% discount fot a sale price of £1.59 (GBP).

Horror of the Deep erhält kostenloses DLC für VR-Modus

Das Entwicklerstudio Drunken Apes veröffentlicht einen kostenlosen DLC für den Dungeon-Crawler Horror of the Deep. Der DLC bringt einen VR-Modus, der das Spielen des Horror-Titels in VR mit Oculus Rift und HTC Vive  ermöglicht. Die VR-Adaption lässt sich vorerst allerdings lediglich mit dem Xbox Controller oder Maus und Tastatur bedienen.

DLC ermöglicht das Spielen von Horror of the Deep in VR

Der Early-Access-Titel Horror of the Deep von Drunken Apes ist ein Horror-Dungeon-Crawler, der die Spieler in düstere Gefilde zieht. Innerhalb des Spiels müsst ihr in die Tiefen eines mysteriösen und verlassenen Dungeon tauchen. Dort begebt ihr euch auf Erkundungstour, um herauszufinden, welche uralten Geheimnisse sich in den  Gemächern verbergen .

Dabei stoßt ihr, wie sollte es anders sein, auf allerlei Widerstand: Zum einen wollen euch Monster ans Fell. Zum anderen warten Fallen darauf, euch am Fortschreiten zu hindern. Um die Herausforderungen zu meistern, benötigt ihr diverse Gegenstände und Fähigkeiten, die ihr während eurer Reise sammeln könnt. Zudem stoßt ihr regelmäßig auf versteckte Hinweise, die euch beim Weiterkommen helfen. Während ihr tiefer in den Dungeon vordringt, steigern sich zudem die Gefahren und ihr trefft auf schwerere Gegner und Hindernisse.


Dank des neuem DLCs lässt sich der Dungeon-Crawler jetzt auch in VR spielen. Dadurch könnt ihr euch auf eine immersive Reise durch die düsteren Ruinen begeben. Allerdings benötigt ihr zum Nutzen des VR-Modus die Originalversion des Spiels. Da es bisher keine Implementierung für die Motion Controller gibt, funktioniert die Steuerung lediglich mit dem Xbox Controller oder der Kombination aus Maus und Tastatur.

Die Entwickler von Drunken Apes hören aber zur Verbesserung ihres Titels sowie der VR-Version des Spiels auf das Feedback der Community. Entsprechend möchten sie beide Versionen stetig weiterentwickeln und weitere Features einführen.

Der Dungeon-Crawler Horror of the Deep ist für 7,99 Euro auf Steam erhältlich. Die VR-Version ist kompatibel mit Oculus Rift und HTC Vive.

(Quellen: VRFocus | Steam | Video: Drunken Apes Games Youtube)

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Horror of the Deep Introduces VR DLC

Horror-themed dungeon crawler Horror of the Deep is brining the title into virtual reality (VR) with the launch of DLC that introduces a VR mode for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

The base gameplay for Horror of the Deep involved delving into the depths of a mysterious forgotten dungeon to discover the secrets that have been left behind. The deeper you descend, the worse the monsters and traps will become. Players need to find items and clues to discover how to proceed. Items and powers can be discovered and unlocked to help the player fight back against monsters or progress through traps, and some of these abilities will even persist after death.

The new VR DLC requires the base title to be installed in order to work, but offers the experience of Horror of the Deep in VR for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift using SteamVR. The controls are handled using a gamepad such as an Xbox controller, or using mouse and keyboard. There is as of yet no implementation for tracked motion controllers.

The development team at Drunken Apes are planning to gradually introduce new features to the VR version of the title, but there is currently no word on what features are planned.

Horror of the Deep is an Early Access title available on Steam for £5.59 (GBP). The development team are seeking feedback from the community on both the base title and the VR DLC, which can be submitted through the Steam forums. The VR DLC is available for free. Further information and updates can be found on the Steam store page.

VRFocus will bring you further information on Horror of the Deep VR as it becomes available.