Soviet Retrofuture Virtual Adventure Yupitergrad Comes to PC VR This Week
The Soviet-favored VR web sling Yupitergrad is arriving on PC VR on August 28th. It will be available on SteamVR, Oculus Store as well as on Viveport for $14.99.
Meanwhile, Eurogamer’s Ian Higton shared an exclusive preview of the Yupitergrad gameplay today on his Twitter account.
Yupitergrad is a Soviet-inspired adventure that mixes Soviet retrofuture with a swinging locomotion gameplay straight out of Marvel’s Spider-Man and with a cel-shaded visual style. In this VR game, you will be swinging through the adventures, puzzles and while experiencing lots of self-deprecating humor all in one swoop.
It has a unique premise with great visuals. The cel-shaded art style set against the backdrop of a Jupiter space is quite striking. This setting rapidly becomes a hostile environment that the player has to fight and swing in so as to survive.
The player is cast as a Soviet cosmonaut travelling to a Jupiter base in order to test a new device, to launch an experiment for producing fuel before promptly travelling back home. Of course, like with all adventures, things don’t go quite smoothly.
You will be trapped in a hulking Jupiter base where you will be swinging from ceilings as you navigate your way through the more than 50 levels while grappling boosters and hooks.
You will use a pair of suction cups to fire onto any surface as you swing through its more than 50 levels while avoiding the many threats and overcoming the obstacles. From the first look, there appear to be many dangerous obstacles that you will need to overcome such as spinning sharp things of various sizes and even what seems like poisonous gas. However, the game also has softer options in case you might find the more dangerous obstacles a bit stomach-churning.
Yupitergrad has been developed by a solid studio, the Poland-based indie studio Gamedust which created Overflight, Spuds Unearthed (2019) and Neverout.
The developer Gamedust stated that the game will not give players any VR motion sickness.
Keep it here for prompt updates when it arrives later this week.