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COMPOUND, while still a very early work in progress, is a randomized, rogue-lite, free-roaming shooter for Virtual Reality veterans. Duck and dodge around enemy fire in a tough-as-nails retro FPS with multiple locomotion options. Prepare to die - a lot - until you are good enough to reach the heart of The Corporation and take back what belongs to everyone...

What is this?
The concept of COMPOUND started as an attempt to move away from the 'wave shooter' formula common in early indie VR titles and towards a fuller FPS experience, built from the ground up for room-scale Virtual Reality. The trade off is that this game may not be suited to players who are still coming to grips with VR.

How far through development are you?
Not very! This is a pre-alpha demo of the first of many levels. I plan to include a wide range of maps, enemies, weapons, and abilities eventually.

Who are the developers?
Just me! This is a passion project; I'm having great fun working on COMPOUND in my spare time.

Can I help?
Yes, please! As I mentioned, I am developing this game by myself. I need the feedback of the community to help me find bugs and balance gameplay. If you have any suggestions or find a bug that isn't in the list of known-bugs, please drop by the forums and let me know.

Cool music!
I know! But I can't take the credit for it; the music for COMPOUND was donated to me by the handsome and talented SPEEDBLACK. Check him out on Soundcloud!

This game is too hard!
Rogue-like(lite) games are supposed to be hard! But don't give up - you'll get better with every (doomed) run. Eventually you'll master the game and its systems and feel like a pro. If you are still getting frustrated, try playing on easy mode. I just added a guide for new players that is pinned in the forums. Please read it for tips on how to survive!

This game makes me feel sick...
Unfortunately the feeling of motion sickness just doesn't go away for some people. But that's fine! COMPOUND should be perfectly playable using only teleportation. Also, there are more comfort options in the works that will prevent any possible form of artificial locomotion to the player.
Bevan McKechnie
Bevan McKechnie
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1
  • Processor: Intel i5-4590 or equivalent
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GTX 970 or equivalent
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review really Game who ever wanted to be in an old retrogame which is right here is my Gameplay to it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9n_BNqSfL8
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Early Access Review If you like the demo, then get this game. At the moment the price is a bit high for the content that you get but I'm sure that'll be worth it in the future. The controls are smooth and I like the artstyle. I'm excited for whats to come.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review Good adjustable Control Map, Ammunition count and Life Display on the Arm. All very nice so far. Whether it is worth 20 Eur now, everyone has to decide for themselves. Content will be added To boss opponents, hidden Levels, more Enemy types, and Weapons.
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Product received For free Early Access Review Absolutely cooler and fast Retro Shooter that offers Perma-Death and randomly generated Levels as well as three Levels of difficulty. Control catchy and Graphics very fluid! Fun! My Curator page: https://store.steampowered.com/curator/30155555 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2YysU3nsXA
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Microsoft from Deutsch
Early Access Review I bought the Game after Testing the Demo as it has already made a lot of Humor. Graphics and Sound are in great retro style, the Gameplay is brisk and the Immersion really good. Due to the Size at the Moment, it is still more like something in between. In The future, I only wanted a greater opponent and above all level diversity then I would be happy.
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Early Access Review Man take a Shooter from the Era of DooM or Duke Nukem 3D, pack some rogue like and make it tangible under the VR glasses. First Impression Video: https://youtu.be/Q9k-skPQupQ (played with Oculus Rift) Pro:-Graphic 90S shooter Feeling in VR-customizable Control Of touch controllers-beautifully designed Recharge mechanics of Weapons Contra:-if necessary Motion Sickness by the Graphic Style also for experienced VR players-Enemies trunzimpy-detail Arm in the Sewerer and warehouse levels
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Early Access Review Great Game. After I played the Demo, I bought it right away because I'm absolutely thrilled about it. I advise everyone to test the Demo, then you don't do anything wrong and can see for yourself if you like it. Pro: + Excellent retro pixel graphics + Top Performance on the Vive + Cooler Sound + Perfect weapon handling and fun Reloading + high Replay factor Contra:-for my Taste the Game Is too heavy Even at slight difficulty when playing I come Me before as I did playing paintball. You have to duck with all your Body insert and take Cover. Roomscale and a big Playing field are required. When that's given, it's huge Fun despite the Degree of difficulty, Practice makes perfect.
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