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Developer: Fatbot Games, s. r. o.
First person real-time combat
Puzzles and level-wide objectives
Gadget-based RPG system
Lots of exploration, loot, and character customization
Mysterious storyline filled with secrets
Fully voiced main characters
Immersive steampunk setting
Vaporum - Launch Trailer
Vaporum - Greenlight Trailer
Vaporum (Early Pre-alpha Teaser)
On the narrative end, Vaporum is more than engaging enough. Surprisingly well-performed audio logs litter the halls, telling the story of our clockwork tower. On the visual side, the halls are dimly lit and filled with clunking robots and steam spouting pipes. Nothing revolutionary, but it's a pretty good steampunk fantasy world.
Vaporum slaps a fun Steampunk skin on an old-school grid-based dungeon crawler, and the results are engaging and fun. With plenty of customization for players to dig into, numerous puzzles to solve, and winning real-time (but pause-able) combat, Vaporum hums along on all cylinders. Thought the overly complex control system could be substantially streamlined, the charms of the game overcome the struggle to control it.
Vaporum offers a very engaging blend of dungeon crawling, RPG and survival games that it's hard to put down until the end of the campaign. While the mechanics may not be all that original, the customization possibilities, exploration, and puzzles make it so that players won't be troubled by the relative lack of innovation.
Steampunk dungeon crawler 'Vaporum' hits Xbox One on April 10
Steampunk is a popular genre, but there aren't that many games which adequately capture its essence. Luckily, Vaporum is coming along very soon and should change that. It's a first-person experience where you have to escape a deadly dungeon.
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