Physics-based puzzle title Salary Man Escape has been letting players release the stress of the working day on the PlayStation VR for a while now, but publisher Oasis Games have now announced that more players will have a change to guide the poor, persecuted salary man to freedom with news of the title’s release on Steam for PC, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
Salary Man Escape directs the player to help an employee of an oppressive and near colourless office environment escape to the outside world by carefully moving and manipulating increasingly complex Jenga-like block puzzles to provide the titular salary man with a route to the exit.
“We’re excited to be working with our partners at Red Accent Studios to bring ‘Salary Man Escape’ onto new platforms,” said Daniel Lin, Vice President of Marketing at Oasis Games. “We’ve included the VR releases on both PlayStation 4 and PC so players can choose the experience that they enjoy most. Those looking for an extra challenge on PC will find 18 updated levels before they can reach those shiny metal doors to freedom!”
Players can examine the puzzles from every angle in the VR versions in order to find the right application of weight, balance and force in order to tip the blocks into the correct configurations to solve the puzzle and free the salary man.
There are over eight hours of gameplay available over six chapters and 78 levels, including 18 levels which have been remastered for the Steam version.
VRFocus reviewed the PlayStation VR version of Salary Man Escape, awarding it high marks and saying: “Salary Man Escape has some flaws, but it offers plenty of gameplay time for the money, The controls take some adjusting to, but there’s definite satisfaction to be found from mastering it, particularly as you advance up into the later and more complex levels.”
Salary Man Escape is available on Steam for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, currently priced at £7.04 (GBP), a 15% launch discount on the usual price of £8.29. Further information can be found on the Steam Store page.
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