Headup and Xelo Games are excited to announce that the first-person survival platformer, Escape from Naraka, will be available on Steam today for $ 14.99 / € 14,99 / £ 11.99 including a 10% release discount. Set in a nightmarish Balinese temple, Escape from Naraka will test your platforming and parkour skills through a wide range of challenges, obstacles, enemies, and trials scattered across a wide variety of stages.
To make navigating this hellscape more manageable, the protagonist has access to unique abilities, which curious players can also use to discover a plethora of secrets. While Escape from Naraka was inspired by games like SEUM: Speedrunners from Hell, Dark Deception, and DOOM, the team at Xelo Games decided to give it a special touch by using 3D scan technology to incorporate real life artifacts, various art from Balinese mythology as well as real temples, and also used traditional Balinese instruments for composing the soundtrack.
“We’re really happy that the game is out in the wild and can’t wait for players to jump into the full experience!”, said Irfan Sarwono, Game Director at Xelo Games. “The demo version already attracted a big number of highly skilled players, so it’s going to be really exciting to see how fast they’ll be able to run through the levels and find different routes that will help them achieve better times.”
Escape from Naraka has also launched with real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA DLSS. The game is a first-person platformer from Indonesia’s Xelo Games, a small indie developer, and published by Headup Games. Escape From Naraka is loaded with ray tracing effects, including RTX Global Illumination (RTXGI), ray-traced shadows, and ray-traced reflections. To bump frame rates up the game also supports DLSS.
Escape from Naraka is a stunning example of what a small team of indie developers can achieve with the many gaming technologies NVIDIA makes freely available to game developers. It also demonstrates the ease that developers can add complex technologies to their games with the right tools and support.
RTX ON! Ray Tracing and DLSS Combine to Deliver the Definitive Escape from Naraka Experience
With DLSS enabled, GeForce RTX players can enjoy the game’s incredible art and graphics at the highest resolutions and detail levels.
Gamers playing on GeForce RTX GPUs can enable NVIDIA DLSS in the game to achieve up to a 2X performance boost at max settings at 4K while maintaining image quality that is very close to native resolution. At 4K without DLSS, no NVIDIA GPU delivers 60 FPS when ray tracing is on, settings are maxed at 4K. With DLSS, GeForce 3070 GPUs and above become 4K GPUs, delivering 60+ FPS with ray tracing on.
With both DLSS and ray tracing, GeForce RTX players are getting an Escape from Naraka experience that is second to none – with stunning ray-traced shadows, reflections, and RTX Global Illumination along with blazing fast frame rates without sacrificing image quality thanks to DLSS.
DLSS boosts frame rates and generates beautiful, sharp images for your games. It provides the performance headroom to maximize quality settings and increase output resolution. Only DLSS offers big performance gains while keeping image quality comparable to native across all resolutions, even at 1080p.
For more details, check out the official Steam page and you can find more info about the game and its developers on their Twitter page, and feel free to discuss the game with them on Discord.