POLYBIUS

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POLYBIUS is a fast, trippy tunnel shooter playable on a normal screen or in VR.
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About POLYBIUS

About this game

Developed and published by Llamasoft Ltd.

Polybius is a retro arcade title with a psychedelic mix, as you'll drive through a tunnel in a vehicle continuously advancing as you shoot down any obstacles on your path. How far, and how many points, can you rack up?

Flatscreen or Immersive VR

Play Polybius in flatscreen mode or jump into the VR environment and experience the world in a brand-new setting! By playing in VR, you'll enjoy the game in a more in-depth 3D environment — a completely different experience!

How Fast Will You Go?

Scattered throughout the level are speed boosts you can use to raise your driving speed and increase the number of points you get. But be wary, as the faster you go, the more at risk you are to hit something and get a game over! How quickly will you dare to go?

Numerous Powerups

Pick up power pills during your run to get a slew of bonuses! Each pill has a different effect that'll affect your game, allowing you to prolong your experience and reach higher points. Become invincible, get a drastic boost forward, or slow time down to get through a tricky part!

Never Repeat the Same Section

Polybius doesn't restart at any checkpoint throughout your adventure; there are no bosses gating content nor skill hurdles you must overcome. After you've passed a particular section, you can rest assured you won't go through it again — not even after losing a life. Every life you lose is progress made, no matter how fast or how slowly that occurred!

Arcade Game Modes

Play throughout the normal run, as you'll work your way to the end, or experience two game modes that ramp up the difficulty and give a challenge to those looking for one! Play in the Pure version to start from the beginning and see how far you can go or boot up the Endurance mode, start from the beginning with a fixed number of lives and no extras to be acquired, and test your skill!

Restart Best

Use the Restart Best system implemented into Polybius to restart any level you've passed with the highest score and the lives you've had, allowing you to perfect each run and see how high your score can go! Get better and better scores as you learn the levels and grow your skill!

Based on an Urban Legend

Polybius is based on an Urban legend about a game that was so addictive that it caused negative side effects to those that were separated from it. Built with VR to replicate a feeling of enjoyment and fulfilment, Polybius is only meant to bring the fun part of the Urban legend without the unpleasant adverse side effects of addiction!

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
December 21, 2018
Developer:
Llamasoft Ltd.
Publisher:
Llamasoft Ltd.
Rating:
ACB rating of 6
ESRB rating of 10
PEGI rating of 7
Supported Languages:
English
Genre:
Action
Theme:
Psychedelic
Play Style:
VR
Features:
Steam Achievements
Partial Controller Support

Singleplayer

VR Support

Play Area
Required or Optional
VR Required

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Win 8/8.1, Win 10
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz
  • Graphics: GTX 960 or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1605 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • Additional Notes: if playing in VR ensure your system conforms to Oculus' minimum VR specs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

POLYBIUS can be played on these VR headsets:
  • Valve Index
  • HTC Vive
  • Oculus Rift
Yes, POLYBIUS supports Valve Index
Yes, POLYBIUS supports HTC Vive
Yes, POLYBIUS supports Oculus Rift
Yes, POLYBIUS is for VR only
According to ESRB, POLYBIUS is suitable for players aged 10 and above.
Yes, POLYBIUS is not fully Steam Deck Verified but the publisher says it is "Playable" on Steam Deck.
  • This game shows Steam Deck controller icons
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's launcher/setup tool may require the touchscreen or virtual keyboard, or have difficult to read text
Minimum:
  • OS: Win 8/8.1, Win 10
  • Processor: 2.5 GHz
  • Graphics: GTX 960 or AMD equivalent
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 1605 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
  • Additional Notes: if playing in VR ensure your system conforms to Oculus' minimum VR specs.
POLYBIUS was released on December 21, 2018
POLYBIUS is published by Llamasoft Ltd.
POLYBIUS was developed by Llamasoft Ltd.
Yes, Fanatical users tagged POLYBIUS as Action
Yes, Fanatical users tagged POLYBIUS as Psychedelic
Yes, Fanatical users tagged POLYBIUS as VR

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