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Oct 30

Oct 30

Oure Announced for PS4 – And It’s Out Right Now!

A deeply personal journey through a dreamllike world, from the team at Heavy Spectrum.

Matt Birch's Avatar Posted by CEO and Founder, Heavy Spectrum

Hi there PlayStation fans,

We at Heavy Spectrum are so proud to have been able to reveal our deeply personal game Oure to you all in Paris. The game aims to give you a unique, dreamlike experience of freedom as you fly through the clouds as a dragon in an adventure about hope, discovery and independence.

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You play the role of a child pushed alone into a strange world by their reluctant parents. Once in that world, the child discovers they can transform into a dragon that draws power from the clouds to soar through the skies. Uncovering the origin of their powers and their parents’ hopes is part of a journey that explores themes and experiences all of us go through as we grow up, and those of parents as they let their children go into the world without them.

The game is non-violent and intended to be a contemplative experience with moments of drama and mental challenge, hopefully creating something unique for players who want a break from blockbuster game experiences. It has many hidden items, artefacts and upgrades to find; and the dialogue, the world and even the Trophies are designed to be full of metaphors and meanings that should reward players who wish to reflect on the deeper messages we’ve placed into the world.

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Speaking as myself, more than anything I have ever done, this is a game that has been built from my heart with no commercial bias. Self-publishing the game has allowed us to ensure the game will come out with the pureness and essence that we desired, and whilst we know the game is not perfect it is something that contains the message of hope that we wanted to pass on to our own children. We think this rawness has created a unique experience in the feel of the game and we hope that if you elect to play Oure that it touches your heart a little.

If it does then it has all been worthwhile.

The game is available now at PlayStation Store and has written language support for English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. We have also put together a dynamic theme, soundtrack and avatars on the Store so please give them a look if you’d like to support us further.

Thank you for your time,
Matt

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P4NCH0theD0G said:

October 30th, 11:32 am

Sorry, but it’s only out in the US, not in the EU. So saying you got all these languages is nice and all, but… well, don’t you think it would be nice for the people in the region where you actually announced that the game is out “now” to be out “now”?

At least you changed the EU post’s title to “Today” instead of “Now”.

HugoStiglitz_420 said:

October 30th, 11:50 am

Curious how long it is.

I’m so ready to buy it because i LOVE this type of game, plus the last game Matt Birch, and Heavy Spectrum made was AWESOME (Shadow of the Beast). This alone has convinced me to get it.

I only hesitate because I’ve put my wallet through hell this month because of the amazing game releases all crammed into a 2 week period. Evil Within 2, Gran Turismo Sport, and Wolfenstein II.

Still probably gonna buy this game if not today, definitely tomorrow when I have time to play it. Looks awesome.

Also love these “available today” games that Sony does sometimes. So cool.

snakeeyes211 said:

October 30th, 12:46 pm

How many trophies are we looking at here?

P4NCH0theD0G said:

October 30th, 3:15 pm

It’s out now in the UK, but only through the PS4’s store (see below)

So, from the first ten minutes, I really like it. Controls are a bit iffy at first, and the camera seems to have a problem with fast climbing (or is just too close), but it looks beautiful and plays nice. Lots of atmosphere.

Sadly, I cannot find an option to turn off the pretty big subtitles… :/

Also, as of right now, 23:15 CET, it’s not on the UK web-store, neither through search or the link provided on twitter. The links gives you an undefined page (unable to find…) and search returns nothing. I only found it through the PS4’s store by searching (it’s also not in the Paris Games Week category).

hongthay said:

October 30th, 9:35 pm

So, if I buy it on the US store, can I play it in Japanese?

paulogy said:

November 2nd, 9:55 am

Beautiful trailer and as someone who loved Flower, Journey, SotC etc. this seems right up my alley :-)

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