Factsheet

Developer:
Rune Skovbo Johansen
Based in Turku, Finland

Release date:
October 14, 2021

Platforms:
Steam
itch.io

Website:
eyeofthetemple.com

Regular Price:

USD$19.99

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. As you explore the Temple complex and its past, you might just uncover the mystery of the Eye, and find yourself becoming part of its legend.

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, with Johansen working on it on a part time basis.

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.

At the end of 2020 Johansen quit his day job to pursue indie game development full-time. He has spent his time in 2021 wrapping up Eye of the Temple and preparing it for release.

Features

  • Traverse a Vast Environment
    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.
  • Fully Physically Simulated Whip
    Wield your whip to grab levers out of reach and to defend yourself against flying enemies. You'll find yourself gradually improving until you've mastered it as a reliable tool and effective weapon.
  • An Experience Played with Your Own Body
    Step onto blocks, smash pots, flick levers, and dodge obstacles. This game is played with your body, not with controller buttons. It's a physical game that anyone can easily grasp whether they normally play videogames or not.
  • Search for Secret Areas and Treasures
    The Great Temple holds secrets that only the most observant would stand any chance of finding. Be on the lookout during your playthrough, or return to search the temple after finishing the game.
  • Unlockable Speedrun Mode
    For the extra daring adventurers, a speedrun mode can be unlocked where you can build up incredible speed, with every timed step speeding up the moving blocks a bit. Play it for a true test of your reflexes and grace.

Videos

Eye of the Temple - Official Launch Trailer YouTube

Eye of the Temple - Launch Date Announcement Trailer YouTube

Eye of the Temple - Speedrun Challenges Update Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (65MB)
00_KeyArt_16_9.png
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
10_BootsStep.gif
11_SmashingPots.gif
12_Plank.gif
13_FranticRolling.gif
14_ElevationViewWithBird.gif
15_GatewayTrialsCombat.gif
16_Lava.gif
17_Minecart.gif
A_KeyArt_2_3.png
B_KeyArt_16_9_bg_logo.png
C_KeyArt_16_9_bg.png
D_KeyArt_SpeedrunChallenges.png

download logo files as .zip (1MB)
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 https://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.

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Contact

Inquiries
rune@runevision.com

Twitter
twitter.com/runevision

Web - Rune Skovbo Johansen
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