Borrowed Light Studios
Based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
June 11, 2020
Spectro is a first person, ghost-busting, roguelike built exclusively for VR. Trap ghosts, dodge spells, loot chests, find hidden items, and explore an infinitely shifting haunted tower. Can you get to the top and return with the Mask of Okeem?
Something paranormal has been sweeping through the town of Weirdwood. Dust off your gear and head into the ever-changing haunted tower to return with the Mask of Okeem! Capture ghosts, search for hidden totems, and find powerful new items. Spectro is a ghost hunting VR action roguelike with free movement, spell dodging, and endless replayability.
The development started in 2015 after we realized how cool it was to explore hand crafted worlds in VR. The Night Cafe, our previous experience allowed you to walk through a painting, so why couldn't we make a procedural algorithm that allowed you to endlessly explore some place? We came up with the idea of Spectro, a game that features roguelike level generation with hand-crafted elements and with mechanics that encourage you to look around to find hidden details.
- Bust some ghosts
Some channel energy, some throw bombs, others shoot lasers out of their eyes - they all want to get you!
- Random level generation
A unique layout every time, with new loot, ghosts, and challenges to overcome.
- Upgrade your gear
Open chests, find power ups, save up your coins to buy new gear.
- VR from the ground up
Designed with virtual reality in mind from the beginning. Mechanics that are optimized for hand presence including ducking, dodging, bomb bouncing, and more.
- Locomotion choice
Free-movement, teleport, and other options to customize your experience for comfort and immersion.
- Hidden artifact challenges
Find collectables and totems that trigger object challenges. Careful not to let a ghost see you or you may have to run!
Spectro - Launch Trailer YouTube
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About Borrowed Light Studios
Borrowed Light Studios is an independent, virtual reality focused, game studio based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. We believe exploration and story are key to a satisfying virtual reality experience and want to take you on a journey with us to the strange and the wonderful.
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