Stealth games are becoming increasingly popular under VR gamers if the recently released I and Kartong: Death by Cardboard are anything to go by. Personally, I can’t wait to feel like a 007-esque spy in the upcoming action thriller, Defector from Twisted Pixel. One stealthy title that you can enjoy right now, however, comes in the form of A Story of Distress – a medieval action adventure that has you hiding in the shadows and taking down guards with arrows and knives. A Story of Distress was released by developer Yellow Panda Games for HTC Vive on Steam back in April.
Now, the game is making its way to Rift as well, with a planned release for next week Monday, the 18th of June. The team is also looking to bring the title to PSVR, though no release date has been mentioned for that platform just yet.
According to the developers, the port is an updated version of the game that adds some new features and bug fixes to the game. “We have focused on polishing up the experience itself. We have added a health system and fixed a huge list of bugs! A full list is coming up next week,” Yellow Panda said in an email to us.
Check out the trailer:
In A Story of Distress you play the role of an aspiring merchant who travels with his brother to the city of Aston to seek their riches. Unfortunately, soon after arrival, your brother is murdered and, heart filled with pure rage, you decide to take revenge. I don’t know how a simple merchant suddenly finds the skills to become a stealthy assassin – but you do encounter a mysterious wizard merchant early in the game, who sells you a strange potion. So it must have something to do with the newfound powers you gain from that.
The game features a low-poly art style that juxtaposes the dark theme with a more lighthearted setting, and different gameplay features like fighting (including a death from above mechanic!), climbing, and interactions with various characters as part of a narrative story in a lore-driven world.
A Story of Distress offers around 3 hours of gameplay and is going for a US $29.99 / EU €29.99 / UK £24.99 price point.