Press release


The VR pioneer publisher and developer reveals new features of the highly anticipated Hellsweeper VR, award-winning After the Fall and puzzle-platformer PathCraft

Rotterdam (NL), August 22, 2022 – Vertigo Games, the VR specialist publishing and development arm of PLAION (previously Koch Media), announces several new game features of their 2022 VR games during Gamescom this week. Their cross-platform multiplayer action FPS After the Fall is launching a new, meaty season on September 15, which is available free of charge to all owners of the game. Upcoming roguelike first-person combat game Hellsweeper VR by Mixed Realms (the creators of Sairento VR) details new content of their movement and combat system. Clever VR puzzle platformer PathCraft is introducing level editor and hand-tracking 2.0 on Meta Quest 2.
Unpacking Hellsweeper VR’s movement and combat system
Hellsweeper VR, the community-driven roguelike first-person combat game, is coming to Meta Quest 2 and PC VR in Q4 2022. From a variety of magical elements and weapons, to a no-holds barred locomotion system, Hellsweeper VR uses innovative mechanics that will challenge both new and seasoned VR players. A brand-new trailer showcasing the game’s movement and combat system is launching this week, August 25th at 10.00am PT. 
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After The Fall’s new Reclamation Season
Connecting players on all major VR platforms through cutting-edge multiplayer co-op since launch in December 2021, the very positively rated After The Fall launches a new season on September 15. With over 55K monthly active users, After the Fall is now also supported on Pico Neo headsets, which players are able to check at Gamescom’s entertainment floor in Hall 09.1, Stand B-040. The new Reclamation Season brings loads of new arsenal and modes, several new maps and multiple quality of life updates.
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Clever puzzler PathCraft is coming to Meta Quest 2
Upcoming clever puzzle platformer PathCraft reveals two new game features. The Meta Quest 2 exclusive title will have players rack their brains to over 80 intricate puzzles with easy to understand gameplay mechanics and a challenging learning curve. Players who are looking for an additional challenge will be able to create their own levels using the level editor. Making optimal use of the Meta Quest 2 features, PathCraft will support Meta’s hand-tracking 2.0 at launch as well.
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Vertigo Games is present at the PLAION booth at Gamescom’s business area in Hall 4.2D-050g, room 25, 30 and 31, where press and influencers can play the latest demos with new playable content of After the Fall, Hellsweeper VR, PathCraft and one extra VR game. 
For more information and to stay up to date on all of our upcoming VR games, please find us at, or follow Vertigo Games on Twitter. Facebook and Instagram.
About Hellsweeper VR
Dare to descend into Hell and take on the role of an undead immortal, tasked to traverse the underworld on a mission to eliminate its twisted souls. Defy the limits of movement, team-up with friends and gain mastery of your weapons and elemental magic, or fall to your demise…
About After the Fall
From the team that brought you Arizona Sunshine® comes an epic VR action FPS with intense co-op gameplay at its core. Team up with friends and take on a hostile VR world filled with ferocious undead--mutated and twisted by the relentless cold. 
About PathCraft
Enter the playful hand-crafted world of PathCraft - a 90's classics-inspired puzzle-platformer reinvented for immersive VR. Play with blocks to complete increasingly complex puzzles and craft the path for your whimsical little character. Think carefully and react quickly to guide your tiny character and successfully complete its path. Can you think outside the blocks?
About Mixed Realms
Mixed Realms is an indie studio from Singapore. Founded in 2016, their small team of 4 has grown to 20 members strong after the triumphant launch of their first game, Sairento VR. They attribute their success to the feedback they receive from the gaming community and their dedication to creating high-quality games. It is their belief that, while the studio is responsible for coming up with the core concepts and master plan for any game, gamers play a vital role in bringing about changes and new elements. That’s why it is very important for them to always consult and work with the community to improve and bring their games to the final stage. 
About DevilCow 
DevilCow is the moniker used by solo developer Daniel Yu. Daniel has been making games since the age of 16 and -after catching the VR bug- was inspired to recreate the experience of his favorite 90s-era puzzle games in VR by making PathCraft.

About Vertigo Games
Vertigo Games is a multi-platform VR entertainment company with offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Los Angeles, California. With teams in the areas of development, publishing and LBE (location-based entertainment) distribution, the company offers a growing portfolio of quality VR games that provide novel, powerful and full-featured gaming experiences both in- and outside of the home. Current games include Vertigo Studios’ evergreen brand Arizona Sunshine®, critically acclaimed VR titles such as A Fisherman’s Tale, and LBE-exclusive VR experiences like Ghost Patrol® VR. Among six upcoming releases for 2020/2021 is Vertigo Studios’ next VR action FPS game After the Fall®. Vertigo Games is a Koch Media Group company.
PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with ten development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.

PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.

Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.

With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.

PLAION owns ten game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL, USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.

Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.

PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.

PLAION is an Embracer Group company.