Factsheet

Developer:
ROBOT INVADER
Based in Menlo Park, California

Release date:
October 28, 2015 (Gear VR)

Platforms:
Samsung Gear VR
Steam
Playstation Network (PS3, PS4, PSVR)
Oculus Rift

Website:
deadsecret.com

Regular Price:

$9.99 (Gear VR)

Description

Harris Bullard, a reclusive man with a mysterious past, was found dead in his study five days ago. Nobody suspects foul play, least of all the police. But you know better: this is murder, and it’s up to you to prove it. Designed for console and VR, Dead Secret is a mystery thriller in which you play as an ambitious journalist on a mission to make headlines. To get the story you’ll have to comb the crime scene for clues and decipher the mystery of Bullard’s twisted past. Uncover secret documents, explore the dead man’s home, and piece together the puzzle to name the killer. But keep your wits about you: Bullard took his secrets to the grave, and somebody wants them to stay there.

History

Dead Secret began its life in 2013 as a simple mystery game prototype. In 2014 the team tore the project apart and glued it back together as a virtual reality game. The result was so compelling that they spent the next year turning the simple prototype into a full-fledged murder mystery / horror game. Though Dead Secret is Robot Invader's first spooky game, co-founders Chris and Casey had plenty of material to work with. For more than a decade Chris has maintained a research project (titled ) dedicated to dissection of horror games and analysis of scary game design. Dead Secret was built with this research as its core foundation.

Features

  • Suspenseful game play! Find the killer before he finds you!
  • Comfortable, easy-to-control virtual reality exploration and investigation.
  • Beautiful, immersive environments, located in rural Kansas circa 1965.
  • Intriguing and enigmatic narrative that infuses murder, neurology, and Japanese folklore.
  • Multiple endings.

Videos

Launch Trailer YouTube


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Selected Articles

  • "[A]n incredibly immersive and worthwhile experience and should appeal to both horror and adventure game fans alike."
    - Steve Gill, gamingrespawn.com
  • "Dead Secret is the best game to test out your Gear VR headset. "
    - Martin, goos3d.ie
  • "An easy recommendation for both experienced VR enthusiasts and newcomers to the Gear VR, Dead Secret is one of the best launch titles available for the consumer edition of the device."
    - Kevin Joyce, vrfocus.com

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About ROBOT INVADER

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We warped our brains watching '50s monster movies in glorious black and white. Now we're making video games for your phone and tablet.

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Dead Secret Credits

Chris Pruett
Chief Taskmaster, Engineering, Robot Invader

Casey Richardson
Creative Director, Design, Animation, Robot Invader

Jonny Russell
Senior Designosaur, Robot Invader

Mike Witt
Art Director, Robot Invader

Jordan Fehr
Sound Design, Freelancer

Ben Prunty
Music, Freelancer


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