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Check out a new trailer for Vaporum: Lockdown

On lockdown for Switch until Q4

Vaporum: Lockdown is a grid-based dungeon crawler in an original steampunk setting, inspired by classics such as Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, or the new Legend of Grimrock series. Lockdown, prequel to critically acclaimed Vaporum, expands on everything that made the original game good.

Even though this trailer says the game is out now, that's not the case for Switch. We'll be able to go hands-on with Vaporum: Lockdown sometime in Q4 2020.

Vaporum: Lockdown launching for Switch sometime in Q4 2020, new trailer released

It was just Vaporum lock!

Vaporum: Lockdown is a grid-based dungeon crawler in an original steampunk setting, inspired by classics such as Dungeon Master and Eye of the Beholder, or the new Legend of Grimrock series. Lockdown, prequel to critically acclaimed Vaporum, expands on everything that made the original game good.

About Vaporum: Lockdown

Follow Ellie Teller, a young scientist, working on teleportation research in a grand secret project—Arx Vaporum—hidden in the middle of a vast ocean. Experience the last moments of her normal day job before things go very wrong, forcing her to quickly adapt to omnipresent danger and to confront her own past.

Game Features

Old-school grid-based dungeon crawler with modern audiovisuals and controls.
First-person real-time combat with deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors.
Stop time mode where time only passes when you act, giving you unlimited time to reason about your next best move.
Intriguing story following a fully voiced female protagonist.
Unique gadget-based RPG system with tons of customization, tons of loot, and tons of synergies to find.
Mind-bending puzzles and hazards.
Immersive steampunk setting.
Full controller support.
Localized in 8 languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Russian, Polish, Japanese, and Chinese.

Release Information

Windows (Steam, GOG, Humble Store/Widget): September 15, 2020

Mac & Linux (Steam, GOG, Humble Store/Widget): shortly after the Windows release

Nintendo Switch: Q4 2020

PS4/XB1: 2021

Prequel to Vaporum announced, 'Vaporum: Lockdown' releasing early 2020

Check out screenshots for the game here!
Watch the trailer here!

Vaporum: Lockdown, a prequel to the award-winning steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum (Vaporum Trailer), is coming out in early 2020, and will be available on Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game expands on everything that made the first game good, including more menacing enemy types, broadened skill trees, new gadgets, plenty of new unique items, and original puzzles and mechanics. Vaporum: Lockdown follows the story of Lisa Teller, a teleport operator & scientist, who struggles to survive the aftermath of a terrible event.

About Vaporum: Lockdown

Vaporum: Lockdown is a prequel to the award-winning steampunk dungeon crawler Vaporum (90% rating on Steam). It is a grid-based, single-player, single-character game, seen from a first-person perspective in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school games like Dungeon Master I and II, the Eye of the Beholder series, and the more recent Legend of Grimrock I and II.

You will encounter even nastier enemies with unique strengths and attack patterns. To beat them, you will have to employ a broad array of weapons, gadgets, upgrades, and smart tactics.

Fortunately, there's plenty of powerful toys to play with. Brand new weapon types, each with a specific use, many new unique weapons, synergistic armor pieces, gadgets that allow you to raise your own army of underlings or to manipulate the battlefield, boosters, and more.

Prepare to solve new kinds of puzzles and hazards, using new interactive elements, which will test both your wits and reflexes. The overall storyline will have you piecing together a solution to the main obstacle, where the individual pieces are spread over several levels. You will learn a lot more about the world and its inhabitants through voiced dialogs, phonodiaries, and written notes.

Improve your exoskeleton to be ready to face the dangers that lurk around every dark corner.

VAPORUM: LOCKDOWN – MAIN FEATURES:

• Fight in real time! First-person real-time combat with deadly foes with varied abilities and behaviors.

• Stop time mode! Enable this mode at any time to cause time to only pass when you act, giving you unlimited time to reason about your next best move. Useful in both combat and puzzles!

• Be tactical. Use various attacks and read your opponents – each enemy has a different set of strengths and weaknesses.

• Fully voiced main characters. Explore the story through a fully voiced main protagonist and several other key characters, in the form of dialogs and phonodiaries.

• Tons of customization options! The gadget-based RPG system allows you to evolve your exoskeleton over time and also adapt to any situation at will.

• Absorb fumium from defeated enemies. Unlock additional circuits in your exoskeleton and gain new bonuses and skills.

• Keep your wits about you. Solve level-wide objectives and puzzles that vary in difficulty.

• Explore and loot. Look for optional passages filled with additional challenges and rewards.

• Survive the chaos that has set in after terrible events, and escape the tower on full lockdown!

• Immersive steampunk setting. Beautiful graphics, stunning sound design, and an atmosphere of constant danger lurking around every corner.

Vaporum Signature Edition - unboxing

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Here's what the Vaporum Signature Edition includes...

- Standard copy of Vaporum for Nintendo Switch
- The Art of Vaporum - Art book
- 2x enamel pins on backing card
- Single-disc soundtrack in digipak
- Serialised certificate with digital signatures

Vaporum will not get a retail release in North America

Up in smoke

The EU retail release for Vaporum is pretty damn fancy. Many in North America were hoping we'd get the same treatment, but unfortunately that won't be the case. There will be no retail release for the game in the states. The good news is, you can always import the EU retail version and play it without any trouble. Not the easiest way to grab a retail release, but better than no option at all.

Vaporum - more gameplay

Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.

Vaporum - Switch-specific trailer

It's not about vaping

Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.

Vaporum devs say it took 7 months to port the game to Switch

Optimization was key

Vaporum, a grid-based dungeon crawler, is making its way to Switch on April 11th, 2019. The title was already available on PC, but has now hit various consoles. In an interview with Nintenderos, the Vaporum dev team discusses the porting process.

We contracted two companies to make the ports for us; one for Xbox One, and the other for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. The process took 7 months because we wanted the console gamers’ experience to match those of the desktop players’ in terms of quality. We eventually took the brunt of the work upon ourselves, and worked hard to optimize every system to maintain a high performance and pleasant visuals. We learned a lot by doing this, and as a result, we updated our desktop versions with many of these optimizations.

Vaporum - more gameplay

Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre. Stranded in the middle of an ocean, in front of a gigantic tower, the hero has to find out what the place is, what happened there, and most importantly, who he is.

Vaporum - more gameplay

Vaporum is a grid-based dungeon crawler RPG in an original steampunk setting, inspired by old-school classics of the genre.

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