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Vapour: Borders of Purgatory - prototype 2

Vapour: Borders of Purgatory - prototype 2
First-person adventure about warlock trapped in the foul depths of Purgatory.
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2015-02-26
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Vapour: Borders of Purgatory - prototype 2

In short, here's what you need to do in 'Vapour: Borders of Purgatory': To find holy items and defeat the Hell-Lords.

With his mystical powers now scattered to the four corners of Hell, the Warlock must explore this nightmare landscape, doing battle with the ravening hordes of monstrous creatures which lurk at every turn.

Old-school horror game

image of Vapor - old school horror game

If you like your horror games old-school, tongue-in-cheek and dripping with atmosphere as well as blood 'n' guts, then this intriguing game should be of interest. It's the first commercial title from independent South African developer Skobbejak Games, and while Vapour isn't perfect, it shows enough promise to warrant paying very close attention to what the company puts out next.

Installation instructions

  • a) Use DOWNLOAD LINK to download Vapor_Proto2_Win zip file
  • b) Unzip the file.
  • c) Make sure to read Vapor's Wussy Guide to learn the controls
  • d) Just double click the .exe file and the game starts...
  • The file size is 380 MB so it will take some time to download.

Download

DOWNLOAD VAPOR PROTOTYPE 2 FOR WINDOWS, Download Vapor Prototype 2 for Max, Download Vapor for Linux

Controls:

  • W, A, S and D = Movement
  • Mouse = Looking around
  • Spacebar = Jump
  • Shift (Hold in) = Run
  • Tab button = Permanent run toggle
  • Left Mouse Button = Shoot
  • 1 = Conjure Basic Spell
  • 2 = Conjure Super Spell
  • Escape button = Pause/Quit Screen

Vapour: Borders of Purgatory - prototype 2

First-person adventure about warlock trapped in the foul depths of Purgatory.

First-person adventure

The game is played as a first-person adventure and has much in common with nineties hits such as Doom, Duke Nukem and Heretic, not least its black sense of humour, moody visuals and of course, plenty of in-your-face action. The player takes control of a classic anti-hero, a psychotic mass murderer and warlock who finds himself trapped in the foul depths of Purgatory, after having been executed for his crimes. With his mystical powers now scattered to the four corners of Hell, the warlock must explore this nightmare landscape, doing battle with the ravening hordes of monstrous creatures which lurk at every turn. If he can brave every terror and defeat the mighty Hell Lords which rule this domain, then he might just win his freedom.

Superbly horrific beasties to slay and be slain by

image of Vapor - horrific beasties

As a bit of retro fun which doesn't take itself too seriously but which provides action and scares aplenty, Vapour is pretty entertaining stuff. The world that has been created here is both imaginative and believable, with some well realised and genuinely creepy environments and some superbly horrific beasties to slay and be slain by. Vapour was built using the Unity engine by a two-man team and the graphics are surprisingly effective, with good use of textures, lighting and environmental effects and which contribute to the overall mood of desperation and subdued terror.

Decent amount of scares too

image of Vapor - decent amount of scares

There's a decent amount of scares too, including some real shockers that are guaranteed to have you leaping out of your seat in fear, so this definitely isn't a game for the faint-hearted. Sound however is a little on the minimal side, with a few atmospheric effects, such as beast noises, creaking doors and the like but little else. This leaves the game feeling slightly empty, which is a shame as so much has clearly gone into building an immersive world. There are however, plenty of one-liners from the game's hero so if you miss the days of Duke Nukem cracking wise at every turn, then this is certain to bring a smile to your face. Many of the lines are genuinely amusing, but the idea does feel a little dated and it's not long before it outstays its welcome.

An indie game from a micro-team

image of Vapor - do you want to quit

For an indie game from a micro-team, Vapour is impressive stuff. It's got all the action and adventure you could hope for, and which is backed up by solid visuals and some interesting gameplay mechanics which show the designers' ability to create something more than just a pretty world. It plays smoothly on the whole, with controls that are intuitive and easy to handle, and although there are few bugs, this can easily be forgiven thanks to the game's generally professional air. As is common these days, there's a Steam Greenlight campaign to get a more complete game produced but unlike many games which are relying crowd funding, Vapour actually shows enough promise to make you hope it gets there.

Make sure to take a look at the Vapor's Wussy Guide to learn the controls for this game.

You're gonna be lonely out there in those empty fields, so you'd probably think that you might be doing something wrong. In case you feel that way, I suggest you take a look at Jess and Zorine's video made for gamespot and see how they were doing and whether you missed something ...

Vapour: Borders of Purgatory - House of Horrors

ScientistScientist : I am a bit confused...So is this just a prototype and not the full version? I am confused cause i saw this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HiaJnMG_9s but if that's the case it is worth playing.★★★★★

D3RK_KNIGHTD3RK_KNIGHT : i dont play it anymore,its too good

D3RK_KNIGHTD3RK_KNIGHT : too much horror

serialzeroserialzero : Haven't played this one myself yet, but I watched one of Markiplier's videos. Seems pretty interesting. You don't really see sorcery incorporated in a horror game very often. At least not in my personal experience.

scary_kidscary_kid : pretty good game in my oppinion ... I've downloaded it yesterday and I was playing it for abt 1h ... jumpscares are creepy, and it's really tense ... I think everyone should try it ...

darkdark : What's your experience with the Vapor?

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    Scientist (2640) - 2015-08-25, 17:40
    I am a bit confused...So is this just a prototype and not the full version? I am confused cause i saw this video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HiaJnMG_9s but if that's the case it is worth playing.★★★★★

  • avatar
    D3RK_KNIGHT (1503) - 2015-05-03, 10:17
    i dont play it anymore,its too good

  • avatar
    D3RK_KNIGHT (1503) - 2015-04-23, 18:07
    too much horror

  • avatar
    serialzero (3834) - 2015-03-14, 01:40
    Haven't played this one myself yet, but I watched one of Markiplier's videos. Seems pretty interesting. You don't really see sorcery incorporated in a horror game very often. At least not in my personal experience.

  • avatar
    scary_kid (5322) - 2015-03-03, 09:08
    pretty good game in my oppinion ... I've downloaded it yesterday and I was playing it for abt 1h ... jumpscares are creepy, and it's really tense ... I think everyone should try it ...

  • avatar
    dark (5112) - 2015-02-26, 08:25
    What's your experience with the Vapor?

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