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Stealth-Action Sandbox for Virtual Reality
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Welcome Agent Panther,

In a distant future, ruled by international Corporations, there is always a struggle for power. Most power can be bought with money, everything else can be stolen. This is where the “Guild” comes into place. An international secret organization of master thieves, working for the highest bidder. Only the best are recruited into the Guild and may become a Panther Agent

Once inside, you must give up your civilian life, and will be assigned to a crew. Take on contracts provided by the Guild, and steal top-secret prototypes or ancient artifacts from highly secured locations. Plan out your heist, choose your weapons and gadgets and infiltrate the facility. Will you go in like a ghost and leave without a trace, or wreak total mayhem to get what you want?  

 Current Status of Panther VR

Panther VR is currently is a fully playable pre-alpha phase. Footage from the trailer is all ingame. We are working on Alpha release (pledge) in February 2020, and Early Access in April 2020. 

Takedown guards silent and deadly.

Core Elements

  •  Stealth Action Sandbox - Go full stealth or guns blazing and choose your own path in the large open mission locations. Play how you want and experience stealth in VR like never before.
  •  Plan your own Missions - Plan your own approach in unlimited generated missions. Decide your approach, what kind of loadout you will take, or what your best way inside will be. 
  •  Weapons and Gadgets - Choose out of a large variety of deadly weapons and practical Gadgets. Upgrade and modify them to fit your own play style and abilities.
  •  Explore and Loot - Explore each location in full freedom with a large range of VR movement systems. Interact with the environment in full extent and crack safes and lockers for valuable loot.

NOTE: VR Headset with controllers are required to play

NOTE: Single-player only. Possible local coop with Hack Support Mode [Stretch goal]

Experience fast paced and action packed VR combat.

Stealth 

You can play every mission in full stealth. Avoiding detection from guards, cameras, lasers, drones and all kind of other security measures. The player can hide in the shadows and lockers. Take down guards silently and non-lethal and leave the scene without a trace.

Combat

You can also choose to play a mission in full combat. When the alarm is raised, armed security forces will arrive at the scene in a massive shootout. Play tactical and use cover to flank your enemies or use explosives for total Mayhem.

 World Interaction 

The world and heist locations in Panther are fully interactable. You can pick up and throw items to knock out guards or to create a distraction. Shoot explosive barrels to blow away your enemies or open doors and windows to sneak inside.

Climbing

Exploration is key in Panther VR. The player can freely explore the heist locations with the use of the climb mechanics. Climb through the large Rooms with the use of pipes, ladders, and ropes. Or traverse long distances by gliding down the ziplines.

 Hacking  

With the full support of your crew, the player can physically hack all kind of systems. Ranging from security consoles, in-game PCs to terminals and doors. Open new paths, disable cameras and lasers or let enemy turrets fight for you. Everything is possible with a good hack.  

 Weapons and Gadgets 

Equip yourself with a large number of different gadgets to aid you in your mission, including a scout drone, grappling gun, override tool and many more. Or arm your self to the teeth with handguns, assault rifles, snipers and explosives. All gadgets and weapons are fully customizable to fit your style.

Looting 

While you freely explore you can find and collect loot hidden all over the heist locations. Secure Data drives by cracking safes to unlock skins and weapon upgrades. Steal valuables for money and find collectibles for your hideout. 

Panther VR features all kinds of game modes with the focus on fun, tactics, challenge and most of all: Replay-ability.

Modes of Play 

  •  Missions - Unlimited and randomly Generated mission in pre-build locations. Can be set by difficulty. 
  •  Campaign* - Player can explore a story arc in a variety of different levels by playing through the Campaign. 
  •  Contracts* - Action-packed missions with a focus on combat and shorter player sessions. 
  •  Challenges* - Players can compete against each other in challenges. Specific mission designed with unique conditions.

*Stretch goal. 

You can Dual-wield weapons and gadgets for a deadly mix.

Planning

First, the player must choose and accept a mission provided by the Guild. You can start planning and preparing for this heist in your hideout. Select your gear and upgrades and plan the best route. 

Execution

When a player arrives on location, the goal is to steal a primary objective. This objective is always located in a “Secured room”. The player always has the possibility to retrieve the objective with full stealth or combat. Once the player has collected the main objective he must bring it back to the getaway van to complete the mission.

Guard will start searching if they find anything suspicious

Payoff

When a mission is completed, you will get paid  depending on the execution of the mission. The Guild always prefers silents heist with no traces, so the stealthy approach always gains more benefits over an aggressive one. Earn experience points to rise in level and fame. Sell your loot on the black market and buy and unlock upgrades for your gear.

Weapons

You can equip yourself with different weapons, like handguns, assault rifles, snipers and explosives. Customize your firearms with different modifications, like scopes, silencers, and clips to complement your play-style. Larger weapons can be held with both hands, and smaller guns can be dual-wielded.

Movement Systems

Like our last games, Panther VR will incorporate as many different movement systems as possible. We recommend our own custom arm swing Mechanics, but it is up to the player choose a movement system of their liking. These are the movement systems that featured in Panther VR:

  • Teleport Movement 
  • Touchpad Movement
  • Armswing Movement 
  • Roomscale Movement
  • Hard turning 
  • Soft turning 
*note: may be subject to change

Inventory 

Instead of the physical belt inventory system , Panther VR uses a pop-up inventory. The player can open this inventory on both hands with the press of a button. They can select a gadget of weapon, by flicking the controller in the desired direction. It’s a faster way to change weapons and will make the gameplay experience more suitable for fast pace action.

Quick Interaction Systems 

As a VR game, we want to make Panther VR as immersive as possible but we also want to be practical. For example, players can slide open doors and drawers by grabbing and holding the door handles. However, to speed up the gameplay experience, we added an quick interaction system

The player can point from a distance at objects,   quickly press the trigger or grip button to fast interact with an object from a distance. In this way, they can open a door with a swift press of a button, or choose to open it slowly and more immersive by actually grabbing the door handle.

Reference

Panther VR is inspired by various titles including: Metal Gear Solid, Hitman, Dishonored, PAYDAY, Thief and the sandbox mechanics of Just Cause. We aim to combine the best of those game and bring that experience to VR.

Highly armed security forces respond to the scene.

Main Story

In a distant future, ruled by international Corporations, there is always a struggle for power. Most power can be bought with money, everything else can be stolen. This is where the “Guild” comes into place. An international secret organization of master thieves, working for the highest bidder. Only the best are recruited into the Guild and may become a Panther Agent.  

The player escapes from prison with the help from "The Guild".

Agent "Panther" [You] 

You play as Agent Panther. A highly skilled master thief and weapons expert now recruited by the Guild and assigned to a Crew. When he was younger, life on the streets became his only world. It's also the place he learned how to steal. Starting small with shops, his talent grew quickly to larger heists.  During the heist of their lives, he ended up in jail after being betrayed. His achievements were noticed by the Guild, who broke the master thief out of prison and recruited him in their organization as an Panther Agent.


 FOX - Vannesa Wells [Crew Leader] 

Vanessa is the Team leader of the Crew which you are assigned to. Before she got recruited by the Guild, she had a life of wealth and power. Now she uses her skills to plan and execute heists. She will guide Agent Panther and the rest of the crew during a mission from the hideout. While not being trained for fieldwork, she is an expert planner and an excellent leader.


WRENCH - Raymond "Ray" Hicks [Driver] 

Raymond, or as he prefers Ray, is the Getaway Driver of the Crew. Tough, honest and violent are a few words to describe this old dog. In his past, he gained success as a race car driver. However, his career fell through ruins through addictions. His climbing debt forced him into a life of crime. Using his excellent driving skills for bank robberies, he quickly gained the attention of the Guild.


Z - Alex-Percy Dunn [Hacker] 

Alex aka Z, is the Tech specialist and hacker of the Crew and the youngest of the group. Growing up in a troubled family and seeing the tension in the world, Alex took matters into his own hands and joined the infamous hacker group UNKNOWN to fight for justice. Here he developed his superior hacking skills and affinity for gadgets and drones. Was recruited to the Guild after his own invitation.

Plan your own missions in your hideout

 Hideout [Hub] 

The hideout is the base of operations of your crew. Located in an abandoned warehouse, this hidden safe house serves as the main hub of the game. It’s where you start an plan your heist, choose your load out, customize your gear and weapons, spend your money and connect with your crew members.

Research laboratory [Heist]

Deep in the woods far away from the public eye lies the Research laboratory. This well secured and compact facility is the perfect location to develop all kinds of new technologies. Sneak through small corridors, high-end laboratories, and use their own inventions against them.

National History Museum [Heist]

The National History Museum is home to ancient artifacts and treasures of the earth. Make use of the large open exhibits or go backstage for an alternative route, but watch out, even the roof and the spacious museum garden is not safe for a thief.

World Bank Towers [Heist]

Towering high above the city is the World Bank Tower. Complete the perfect heist on great heights. It's a highly secured location with sealed vaults and large offices. This mission requires a more a vertical approach.

Underground Military Facility [Heist]

A large secret underground facility at an unknown location. Might hold a largely kept government secret.



 The Guild
 

The Guild is an international secret organization of master thieves. It operates on a neutral base and takes on paid contract for large corporations and governments. The Guild is led by a secret council that consists of the most powerful people in the world.

Müller International Security Group

All mission locations will be secured by MSec. They provide international security to all major corporations. They are in general a neutral faction but are always hostile to the player. They can deploy guards, security systems, vehicles, and drones.

Police Department

When MSec sounds the alarm, local police will arrive at the scene. They are extremely hostile to the player and will aid MSec in hunting the intruder down. There main goal is the flush suspect out using increasingly brute force and special tactics.

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A Panther VR Steam key is at kickstarter $20. But the Price will be higher on Steam Early Access once the Kickstarter ends. Get Panther VR now with a discount of 20%!

 Reward Explanations

  •  Panther EA Key: You will receive a Steam Key once the games goes live on Steam Early Access. [ETA April 2020]
  •   Alpha Access: You will be one of the first to play Panther VR in a Closed Alpha. [ETA February 2020]
  •  Beta Access: You will be able to play Panther VR in a Timed Closed Beta. [ETA March 2020]
  •  Name in the Game*: The Security Guard will wear a name-tag with your custom name.  
  •  Golden Plaque: Your name will be engraved on a Golden Plaque in the hideout (Main Hub of the game) 
  •  Name a Facility*: You can name and brand one of the Laboratory heist locations and your name will be featured as Facility Director.
  •  Wolfdog Game Pack: You will receive a Steam key for "VR Dungeon Knight" and "Skyworld". 
  •  Design a Skin*: You can design a weapon skin that will be featured in the game. 
  •  Own Statue*: You can design a Statue of your choice to be included in the game. For example, you could have a statue of yourself or perhaps your cat.
  •  Games for Life: Get a key for all Wolfdog Interactive games for the rest of your life.
  •  Instant Access: Get instant access to the current development build. [NDA required]
  •  Join the Devs: Join the inner circle of the Devs. Get into direct contact with the devs, have a look behind the scenes, and try all the test builds, before new updates go live.

*We reserve the right to ask you for another description,  name or design in case its content is not deemed appropriate for the game.

Wolfdog Interactive is a Dutch game development studio specializing in Virtual Reality. Founded back in 2015, the studio was one of the first companies to fully focus on the creation of VR entertainment games. We use all our VR knowledge to bring you the most immersive and interactive experience possible, with games that are designed from the ground up for VR.  The studio is responsible for the production of Skyworld and the publishing of VR Dungeon Knight. We also had a contribution in the production of Arizona Sunshine (Vertigo Games).

Our Games  

 *Only Publishing (Production on Panther:VR has no effect on VRDK)

Special Contribution from:

  •  Tom van Asten (Artist)
  •  Fabian van Dorst (Artist)
  •  Hugo Colauto (Artist)

We truly believe in the future of VR, which in our opinion, is driven by an amazing community. We want to fully involve this loving community in the production of our new game, just like we are doing with our other title. We need your involvement, feedback, suggestions, and ideas to bring this amazing game to its fullest potential!

Prepare for the perfect heist

Risks and challenges

We can assure you that Panther VR will come to early access on Steam even when the Kickstarter goal isn't fully reached. We believe in the potential of VR and the game. The game has already been in production for almost 2 years, and we currently have a fully functional and playable Pre-Alpha build ready. We just need your help you let the games reach its full potential and vision.

Creating a VR worthy game requires a lot of time and resources, which makes it always a complex process. We are still an indie company, with a small but extremely dedicated team. We have the experience with our previous title, and we take great pride in our Early access process and community involvement. We hope to use the extra funding to expand our team which makes it easier and faster to overcome any complexities in the development phase. Our community means anything to us and our goal is to just make a great game for VR and to create something that is worthy of your time!

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