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I Turned the Backrooms into a VR Game...
- Published on Mar 23, 2023 veröffentlicht
- i added vr support to my backrooms game. get it here btw: store.steampowered.com/app/19...
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The Backrooms is an urban legend and creepy pasta that tells the tale of an endless maze of randomly generated office rooms. It is characterized by the smell of wet carpet, walls with a monochromatic tone of yellow, and buzzing fluorescent lights.
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Ayyye, *sound & music guy for the game here!* First off, Fancy, I absolutely love how you put my little hound line at 4:51 lmao
It's such an honor working hard with you since you're so chill, and I'm really excited to continue chipping away at more sfx and soundtracks! Even more excited to hear my voice chasing some more Clip-Sharers. >:D (And thank you for letting me help with this vid's audio, it means the world!)
Working in a game like this, especially on this _sheer scale,_ is nothing short of my dream job. I genuinely can't thank you enough for making this possible (and enjoyable at that!) for not only me, but every single player. 💙
That's the n.e.a.t bit
we love you, insOmic
dude level 188 isnt a hotel
its a planet
@ira Gonzalez and you! its both read the full wiki about it
Im surprised how he can develop and edit a game by himself so fast
Wait does that mean he’s like very very very much on his computer?!?😮
@zxVR Tbf hes making a killing of this game atm
He's just that good
Imagine just finishing a quick backrooms gaming session just to take off the headset and see moist carpet, bright yellow lights and never ending walls
Bruh that's nightmare fuel
Why are you describing my house
@Khoi Ta Bro's got a house in the backrooms 💀
No you reach for the headset and then its just not there i think that would be worse
You know you should make the thing on level 7 bigger. Because from what I know, the explorers who saw that creature have said that it's impossibly big and even it's head seems to be a few miles in terms of size. Now I know that making it unimaginably big would probably be hard, but at least make it 30 or 40 feet in size. That would be great you know. And also please make it big enough so that it can swallow the entire boat with the player on it
Yes that would make it make more sense
I doubt many people would be willing to play on that level in VR if that was the case
whale or megalodon size would be ideal tbh
@Brandon Gittens I feel like that would be a bit too big…
@A Piece Of TNT too big if there were multiple of that size, I mean since this is kind of a slightly off canon game, I think the best case in that scenario would be having smaller ones for the swimming sections OR shaving a really big one come overhead and if you move it kills the player, but the point of the huge single monster is 1 because there’s almost nothing else there and 2 because deep sea gigantism has REALLY taken its toll on this fish. Plus there’s only supposed to be one so a larger size would make sense as opposed to this rare unseen sea monster that’s maybe the size of a black tip reef shark in an ocean potentially the size of multiple planets worth of potentially unimaginable depths
Fancy is like the best programmer I've ever seen
this man really designed a virtual portal to the real backrooms and expected us to not notice
Please mobile support please
@Kanwar likes games You realize that would be near impossible right? Any phone isn't gonna have the processing power to run that without the game becoming EXTREMELY low quality it would look like a ps1 game.
I really hope that the system of mimics will be reworked, they will behave more naturally, bunnyhop, appearing from the corner where the comrade has just entered. The unexpected appearance behind your backs of your friends and the imitation of their movements, so that you do not have time to realize that there are only two of you, but someone is standing behind him. Moreover, you can create them at a random moment in any room, the main thing is not to overdo it. I really like your game, thanks for everything you do!
Playing this in VR would be simply horrifying.
and that is why i will never play it with my vr cuz first "shit pantsies" second "nightmaries" third "gaem scarre"
Horrifying if it was Asian power monsters
100th like by me
@Berk Altays Hehe nice.
You should make the skin stealers able to steal and hold your ID if they kill you while you're holding it out, to make it more interesting and also maybe punish players that decide "Let's all hold our ID's out constantly, then we'll never have any problems".
I was skeptical at first, but the amount of content you are pouring in this project is mindblowing. Thank you for your efforts.
I honestly can’t wait until the full game comes out dude, keep working hard Fancy!!
Can we all just appreciate that Fancy makes the BEST Backrooms Game there could ever be? Every new level feels like a "found footage" video, as it´s so so well done in every aspect.
He puts in so much work and listens to the critics while constantly updating in an enormous speed.
I truly love this game so much as it´s the only thing that ever gave me more than just jumpscares. It´s honestly dreadful and nothing ever filled me with so much angst before. (Kudos for that)
Keep up the awesome work, I´ll love all future levels besides my constant heart attacks.
1:13 got me laughing but also terrified at the same time, the way they just twist they're head like that- 😂
Imagine going underwater to find the cave and you hear
"Detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?"
Imma be real with you a Crashfish is much scarier than The Thing On Level 7.
@Special Investigator M. Vonel the original comment was a subnautica reference.
I hate reaper and ghost leviathans
One of the most enjoyable devlog content creators I've ever seen. I really love your videos and I'm excited to see how much your game develops! You're a great inspiration for me :)
I remember reading wiki, with all these cool levels and thought "Man, that would've been an amazing Vr experience. I wish there was a game like that"
I'm so surprised to find out that you made my dream come true
the vr support is definitely not "an amazing vr experience."
I would love the idea of adding connected levels and many paths to choice. For example walking into X wall in X level makes you nocliped into X level instead of only going to X exit which was directly designated. I know its all about time and it would probably take so long time that u would do that for 2040 and 25th update but it would still be a cool idea. Thanks for the game tho surely cause its the best backrooms game ever made and it imrpooved really much from the beginning to nowadays and i hope you will make progression like that always.
the small bit with the mention of " returning to what backrooms were always meant to be " gives me hope for a no entity mode . PLEASE make that happen , i adore liminal spaces and id love to explore them without the constant danger around
That wont be fun
@el Capitán Dorado yes it will . exploring the environments , appreciating the liminality of it all - its more entertaining to me than any entity fancy could ever make
@kawaiipandorapanda dosent make sense, the backrooms have always had entities since day 1, atleast 1 entity
@el Capitán Dorado it wasnt explicit , the entity didnt run at you showing itself off fully
it just kept you under pressure that something COULD be there but it was never this,,, parade of various entities
We need new level like level 9 and 10 and 11
I can't wait for the randomly generated rooms to be added. Love your game man.
this is probably the most accurate backrooms game I've ever seen, and it seems it's going to get even better with the idea of non-linear progression and canonical entrances and exits to different levels. I hate games that do it to where it's just make it to the end of one level and now you're in a completely different level for no reason, so I'm glad to see a change of pace with this one
is it on oculus 2?
@Linc of the c's steam only rn I believe
@Bobertastic given how he keeps referencing "expensive gpus" and telling people to put their graphics on low, i assume the game may never come to oculus/quest 2, or at least would need to be re-made in some ways
@Matt C yeh
@Matt C he is saying that because you might lag like crazy unless you have a good pc. the graphics are too real and that will make it lag
Fancy, when I first watched your first escape the backrooms video I was really surprised, seemed like a cool game
then you added new levels, the pool rooms, giant levels
so I asked myself why not try the game
I bought it, completed it (until now) and I 100% recommend to play it. One of the best games I've ever played
You're an amazing creator
the fact that escape the backrooms is still in early access and already has that much lvls is crazy
damn the ocean level looking scary asf underwater
It's crazy that this amazing game was made by one person someone give this man a raise yesterday! Or a hound will no clip into your room
It started as a challenge of making backrooms in 1 week ..... And now it's a whole series
this guy started with a decently serviceable backrooms game, did well enough to probably live comfortably for a while, and decided "nah, we aint done" and is on track to making this BY FAR the best backrooms game
WHAT do you mean by " did well enough to probably live comfortably for a while,"
@Thawne as in he probably made a lot of money of the initial release
@Eye but it is just an engine project it is not even a game... why would people donate to someone who focuses on daunting content considering it takes a lot of work for videos and the game itself. it would literally take a lot of work from the game
@Thawne i don't think you've played the game then
Kinda sucked and was not scary after the first 3 levels
imagine taking off the headset and you're still in the backrooms
we all need to be honest, for a indie game.. the graphics and the game itself is so amazing!! We should all be patting him on his back rn
You should try to add your game to the oculus store to also let others try your amazing game
Add a 'look back' button/option, so when your running you can see what or who's chasing you.
Keep on pushing! If you added vr for this game alone you should be able to add raytracing! Maybe even in the future add map randomizer seeds! You did all this yourself, Getting an entire company (not a greedy one like EA) working on it would be insane. Imagine a Triple A backrooms game. The potential is insane! You already surpassed the rest of the BR games.
I can’t believe that this man can manage to animate a buttload of commentary animations within 2 months
he made milions with his game, do you really believe he's alone
@Huni CLG millions of dollars is kinda an over exaggeration
@The Noob in VR you can see the copies sold on some websites, estimates go from $4m to $6m. If you dont believe me just do the math, 13k reviews is a gigantic amount
@Huni CLG bruh, that’s not how money works. Steam takes a large cut of the money.
These are the best, most entertaining development videos I've ever seen for any project.
I hate horror, because I'm basically a wuss, but I think I just may pick your game up. It looks fantastic, easily the coolest depiction of The Backrooms that I have heard of. I have never used VR, but this implementation already looks better than what AAA studios have put out. Just amazing work!
I recommend that for level 7, you make it so the player can possibly find the cave on the shallower deep parts, but you should definitely make the thing a ton larger, and make darker areas you can dive into that go almost pitch black as you go, like the actual level. And as you go deeper, you can find more human skeletons
*That* is the fear called thalassophobia
fancy is immortal he never dies by designing back rooms ☠💀
your editing style is the best I've ever seen keep up the good work my guy 👍
Bought It for me and my friend , we had a blast playing it , loved the Maps and sound design , can't wait for the next updates as for now the game is pretty short 😊
This guys is the goat, he loves to hear feedback and his editing skills are too good to be true
I was amazed to see this vid I LOOOVE the content keep it up bro
This Man Is Incredible He Makes Us Laugh So Much
You should make it so there are multiple exits in each level and each can lead to a different level. Kinda like how in the lore you can get to the pool rooms through a slide in level one and some other ways
Can't wait to see Charlie, Ranboo, and Tommy play their 3rd episode on this game in vr
Man you're awesome, what do you think about using an AI's API to generate the backrooms levels randomly?
VRchat has a good locomotion method for avoiding motion sickness. They have normal smooth locomotion and snap rotation, but they also have an option that is effectively a teleport for the player's camera, while the character model moves at normal speed in whatever direction is pressed. Could be worth looking into something like that.
That may have issues with walking running and sneaking though
@BlastPhantom Games a fair point that I had not thought of. Ways to remedy that, but a valid concern for design
smooth rotation has always been my go to the snap rotation makes it worse for me😅
true respect for luke smith who made fancy add vr support into the game, what a legend
You’re on track to be a millionaire with this game if you keep up these updates. The potential is actually huge for this project
Your game is just beautiful, I have already passed it 4 times with friends and we are waiting for a new level :)
I’m wondering, when more levels come by, will it be a story mode with an ending like most other games, or be how the actual back rooms work with no end, and you can just go to different levels. That will probably be too difficult, and a lot of problems will come with that, but I want to see someone who is skilled to be able to do that.
Man you should keep adding and adding to this game
Because I absolutely love it's absolutely amazing
So I hope you keep updating the game
This mans just so underrated he updates his game a lot and also edits these videos
Give this man some respect
The games trash 😂 vr don’t work
@Sean ;] he told that this game wasn’t even supposed to be a vr game
You should make a co-op survival mode, with escape routes in backrooms levels that "supposedly" send you back to reality.
It is so good to have had the opportunity to experience this game since the first update. It has united my friends together every time there is a new update. Keep it up :))
You have done such a great job on your game. You should try making it playable on console which may be hard so i would understand why you might not be able to do it. But yeah 👍
How does he make it look so easy and not frustrating at all??
Keep up the great work man and make more levels for vr so I can scream like a lady about to be murdered in a horror movie
Man, this is INSANE! Incredible job on the game and the VR system looks great. Can’t wait to see this game when it’s done!
Waht do you mean with done, is it not better wenn it's not meant to be never done like minecraft. He has enough stuff too add too the game.
My brother, my kind
@Mandor MD calm down
That is a comment I wrote.
Wounded it be great if we can find NPCs in levels with group bases like the M.E.G. Group, tous we can find only in levels with procedure generation and even than rarely?
@Mandor MD bro pls improve your grammar.
Just bought this game and I've had a good time playing so far though I had a hard time on the electrical station. Keep it up!
Thank you so much! I always wondered why they didn't just have this as an option in the actual game
Gotta say great work though if possible I would actually like that you could go to different levels like the fun level through natural means like an uneven wall transporting you there since in the backrooms you can go to multiple levels from different levels through different means like 4 to 6 and a way to go to 2 from 7
i dont think you can die from motion sickness lmao
i love how u keep making videos about this journey, i enjoyed the game and honeslty found out about this after I finished it but still amazing job!
edit: this is why i never comment before finishing a video this is like the only time I did it and yea.
It just makes me laugh harder knowing his back is in pain
I love how this guy is like teaching us how to make a game but also being funny
He is funny but he doesn’t teach you how to make a game
@JQTR Yeah he just tells you what he did to the game
If some of these GameDev Clip-Sharers started explaining all the "boring stuff" I feel like they wouldn't be as big because the average person wouldn't be interested in those things and just want to see funny GameDev make funny game
Dude, me and my friends have been loving this game. They just tried the VR update, yeah has it's bugs but still fun as hell they said. Keep up the good work !
Cant wait to see Therorizer make the most of this feature
how does he even make these amazingly funny videos😂😂
Man this is the most exciting backrooms game and I love your videos where you show upcoming and new features keep up the good work you are really talented so excited to see where the game goes and what its like when its completed finished!
A console port of this game would actually be amazing
I love when the developer is chill and joking with the community
@Thawne because its funny
I think "liminal" mode and the ability to select which levels are accessible in a save would be interesting 'mods' / 'advanced settings'
"liminal mode" leans into the classic-backrooms style with no entities, more sparse decoration, etc.
Limiting which levels are accessible would allow people to disable levels they don't like _or_ for that one guy, only allow level 0.
I recommend you make some real empty and liminal space levels. This is good idea!
jesus.. this game is gonna be gigantic isnt it?
this easily is the most hype ive felt for a indie game, especially since its gonna be non linear eventually
you need trim pieces for the walls to make it have a more realistic feel.
I think that level 144 would fit this game well and provide an interesting yet scary challenge 😎👍
Loving how this game is being rolled out on time despite how massive game companies take years to make worse
As a VR enthusiast with a nice PC, I appreciate the effort to put your game into VR! I hadn't heard of the game til this video and probably wouldn't be interested in it if it didn't have VR support. I'll add it to my wishlist and see if my friends are interested in playing it.
If this could run on a quest that would be sick
so hyped for the new levels :)
fun fact: if you open caption, when during rupert talking about backroom you can see what's he going to say next even though he is dead
i played your magnificent game and i gotta tell you fancy, you really inspired me to make my own backrooms game, mine's more humor based and has a friendly robot named aiden. he beats up enemies so you can escape. There is also a frowner named Yancy who beats up entities for you if you give him candy. feel free to use either if you want and keep being awesome
i bought this game a while back and holy it is amazing the mechanics, the entities, the levels, the gameplay, and especcially the horror, everything about this level is just amazing
your levels are amazing fancy keep up the good work
the part with the hound coming out of the roof made me laugh so hard
wait im actually surprised this game was made by 1 person, you did like crazy good for a single person
bro this developer just made a video that was really entertaining, he legit seem like a content creator
The amount of effort you put into not only the game itself but the videos you make is admirable
Dude! Absolutely amazing work on this game!! Me and a few of my friends just finished the game and are ready to try it in vr! One suggestion, though I absolutely loved thalassophobia, canonically the thing is much larger. While it’s still one of my favorite levels, that would be a great improvement! Also, by the way, while this game is an absolute masterpiece, if you want to stick to a canonically correct backrooms for the game, I recommend using the wikidot backrooms page as opposed to the wiki fandom. While some of the info on the fandom is correct, a lot of levels and entities have been drastically changed or even completely removed since anyone can change the fandom page. The wikidot is managed much better and major changes and new levels or entities have to be approved by the admins and creators of the page. It’s widely thought of as the canon wiki page for the backrooms as most levels have not been changed since they were created, and all levels are made carefully, making sure they do not interfere or contradict other levels’ physics or logic. The wikidot also has a lot more info on the lore and backstory to certain levels. Anyways good luck with development, love your game!!!
Here is a link to the wikidot page: backrooms-wiki.wikidot.com
Your ideas are insane i love your work !!
imagine how cool it would be if the game was compatible with the meta quest 2
Can you think about adding open xr support? I have it as default in oculus and it set in stone and it makes my vr view really distorted and it has no depth
it`s insane dude!!!! I will wait for the next update,
I seriously love your game!
Okay I know how he developed this game a lot but are we not going to talk about the consistency of his uploads? Fancy is putting in so much effort into this project when he still has school and a part time job, not to mention how long game development takes. Keep up the work Fancy, you've earnt a token of appreciation. See you in two months for the next epic video :)
he made milions with his game, do you really believe he's alone?
@Huni CLG When did I say he did this alone?
I would like to remind people that no matter how many times others say they are not afraid of heights, it is a natural fear like drowning, so everyone has it.
As someone with thalassophobia, I can confirm that is indeed scary
yes i am,
and i skipped the video 😟
Scare factor just went up by 5 with vr 😳
This game just keeps getting better and BETTER
Best game dev, looking forward to the update already :D
it would be hella scary to play this on VR 💀
i wish more levels in the backrooms will have the ending
Yea they look sooooo cool
The hound edit was the most fire thing I’ve ever seen🔥🔥🔥