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Bootstrap Island Brings VR Survival To Steam Early Access Today

Bootstrap Island

Bootstrap Island, the Robinson Crusoe-inspired PC VR survival game, launches today on Steam Early Access.

Previously featured during the UploadVR Winter Showcase, Bootstrap Island sees you playing as the sole shipwreck survivor on a 17th-century tropical island with an active volcano looming. What follows is a race against time to adapt to this new environment, exploring for resources while preparing for night-time encounters with terrifying beasts. Here's the new trailer.

Developer Maru VR states Bootstrap Island is suited for "short intense sessions." Designed with roguelike mechanics and a dynamic day and night cycle, it uses randomized resources and a consequence-based outcome system for your decisions.

With the early access period, a Steam FAQ confirms the current build features all the core gameplay systems and an open world. At full release, Maru VR states Bootstrap Island's current plans include "more exotic areas to explore, animals to hunt and be hunted by, new story chapters, additional ways to interact with the environment, and new items to unlock."

Bootstrap Island reaches Steam Early Access today for $24.99 with a 20% launch discount. A full release is planned for 2025.

Notice: This article was initially published on December 6, 2023. It was updated on February 22, 2024, to reflect the game's launch.

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