Press release

Set in the 17th century, Bootstrap Island is a roguelike virtual reality game currently in development by VR game developer Maru VR.

August 30, 2023, Tallinn.
Tallinn based virtual reality studio Maru VR announced their upcoming VR game Bootstrap Island, a Robinson Crusoe-style roguelike survival game set in the 17th century. Players find themselves shipwrecked on a mysterious tropical island where they must quickly learn to adapt and stay alive during intense sessions exploring for food, drink, and weapons; collecting materials to make fire; and surviving visits in the dark nights from ferocious beasts.
Bootstrap Island is designed with enthusiast VR-players in mind, focused on PCVR headsets like Valve Index and Meta (Oculus) Quest PC-link devices; the game offers a realistic survival adventure in an immersive, yet comfortable VR experience designed with minimal menus and natural feeling controls. The choices a player makes will be critical to their chances of survival, with every decision perhaps resulting in life or death consequences.
“We are designing Bootstrap Island specifically for virtual reality, and focusing on creating immersive gameplay with a compelling narrative. Players will really feel like they have found themselves washed up on the shore of a classic storybook adventure", explained the game's creative director Rein Zobel.

A few of Bootstrap Island’s features include: a mysterious and active volcano, encounters with tribal natives, realistic and detailed interactions, a dynamic day and night cycle, systems-based gameplay and randomized resources. 
Players interested in previewing Bootstrap Island will be able to try a demo during the upcoming October Steam Next Fest. The game will arrive on Steam Early Access in Q1 of 2024, and the full release is set for 2025.
You can read more about Bootstrap Island at and wishlist the game on Steam:
About Maru VR:
Maru VR is a leader in Estonian VR development, since 2016 they have produced around 40 location-based VR games and experiences. Currently Maru VR is developing their first full-featured premium VR game ‘Bootstrap Island’ - an intense VR roguelike survival game set in the 17th century.
Their goal is to push the boundaries of VR with new approaches to storytelling, interactive design, and gameplay in order to reach the medium’s full potential.
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Contact Maru VR: contact [at]