Welcome to the official website for Espire 1: VR Operative
Espire 1 is a VR stealth game in development for the HTC Vive, with support planned for the Oculus touch and other tracked VR devices Find out more
Espire 1: VR Operative is a single-player VR experience focused on stealth, espionage and action.
Become an Espire agent and complete objective-based missions utilizing an arsenal of weaponry and gadgets.
Develop infiltration tactics and techniques to ensure mission completion in the shortest time possible.
Great care is being taken to translate this exciting genre into the medium of Virtual Reality. The same level of immersion and control is not possible without VR.
Espire 1 aims to deliver the following features:
– The definitive VR stealth experience.
– A game grounded in realism.
– Complete single-player story, rich in detail.
– Global Leaderboard.
– Full freedom of movement.
– Intuitive controls that mimic real life.
– Voice control.
– Smart AI that responds to your actions.
– Arsenal of weapons and gadgets.
– Customizable character.
VR Development Diary
I’m releasing VR Diary videos that follow the development of the game, Each video focuses on a particular topic, such as one of the gameplay mechanics, how a particular problem has been solved or the evolution of a feature.
Subscribe to the Digital Lode YouTube channel to be notified of future videos.
About the Developer
Follow the development of Espire 1 and the discussion about trying to create the best stealth VR experience possible.
I’m Michael Wentworth-Bell, creator of Espire 1. I am a 3D Artist who has had a lifelong passion for Computer Graphics and Digital Content Creation.
I have worked in the industry since 2009 as a 3D Generalist and Motion Designer. I currently work at Reel Pictures on 3D and VR projects.
About Digital Lode
I started Digital Lode in 2012 and I create all of my own commercial and personal projects under this name.
Espire 1 is my latest personal project that I am creating. You can learn more about Digital Lode on the dedicated LODE site, which contains my 3D portfolio. I also have a collection of tutorials, links and other resources.
Follow Espire 1
The first Espire 1 prototype trailer has been released. I aim to be very transparent in the development of this title.
You can follow me on Facebook and YouTube if you would like to keep informed of the development progress of the game, get in touch or learn more about the story, features and characters.