Factsheet

Developer:
Rune Skovbo Johansen
Based in Turku, Finland

Release date:
2020

Platforms:
Steam
itch.io

Website:
eyeofthetemple.com

Regular Price:

TBD

Description

Eye of the Temple is a VR game that lets you explore a vast and treacherous temple using your own feet. Keep your balance as you step from one moving block to another, dodging traps and solving puzzles with your torch and whip in hand.

Eye of the Temple makes unique use of room-scale VR and delivers the experience of exploring a vast environment. Lose yourself in the depths of the temple without teleportation, artificial locomotion, or other distractions taking you out of the immersion.

History

After positive reception of the 2016 VR game jam game Chrysalis Pyramid, Rune Skovbo Johansen decided to create a more ambitious spiritual successor. Keeping only the core mechanic of stepping from one moving block to another, development of Eye of the Temple began in the spring of 2016.

A whole different aesthetic and environment was chosen for Eye of the Temple, focusing on the atmosphere of treacherous temples from classic action adventure films. After much research and development, a physically simulated whip was added as a new core mechanic in 2017.

Features

  • Traverse a vast environment using your own feet with the game's unique platforming mechanic.
  • Wield your fully physically simulated whip to grab levers out of reach and to defend yourself against flying enemies.
  • Dodge treacherous traps with your own body at perilous heights.
  • Immediately grasp how to engage with this experience where you don't need to learn any buttons or UI.
  • Unlock a speedrun mode where every well-timed step you take is a chance to speed up the game's platforms a little further, building up to incredible speed.

Videos

Eye of the Temple Reveal Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (10MB)
01_ShallowWatersSteps.png
02_Scarabs.png
03_CreakingGorgeView.png
04_FieryPass.png
05_LeverEastPassage.png
06_TheAtrium.png
07_ShallowWatersView.png
08_MonumentSquare.png
09_MinecartTrack.png

download logo files as .zip (1MB)
logo
logo

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Monetization Permission

Rune Skovbo Johansen allows for the contents of Eye of the Temple to be published through video broadcasting services for any commercial or non-commercial purposes. Monetization of videos created containing assets from Eye of the Temple is legally & explicitly allowed by Rune Skovbo Johansen. This permission can be found in writing at http://eyeofthetemple.com/press/sheet.php?p=eye_of_the_temple.


Steam
Visit Eye of the Temple on Steam: store.steampowered.com.

Twitter
Stay up-to-date with development on Twitter: twitter.com.


About Rune Skovbo Johansen

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Rune Skovbo Johansen is a Danish independent game developer based in Turku, Finland. His work spans games and other interactive experiences, focused on tech, wonder and exploration.

More information
More information on Rune Skovbo Johansen, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Eye of the Temple Credits

Rune Skovbo Johansen
Independent Game Developer

Claudi Martinez
Composer, Freelancer

Gina Scarpa
Voice Actor, Freelancer

Lex Wilson
Additional Writing, Freelancer

Constan Lerois
Cover Character Art, Freelancer

Robert Ryminiecki
Additional Concept Art, Freelancer

Mara Mikhail Ramirez
Additional Concept Art, Freelancer

Contact

Inquiries
rune@runevision.com

Twitter
twitter.com/runevision

Web - Rune Skovbo Johansen
runevision.com


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