Vertical Robot
Based in Madrid, Spain

Release date:
11 May, 2017 (GearVR)
1 May, 2018 (Oculus Go)
23 Mar (Meta Quest AppLab)

Meta Quest
Oculus Go
Samsumg Gear VR
Google Daydream


Regular Price:

USD$4.99 - $5.99
EUR€4.99 - €5.99
GBP£3.99 - £5.99


Daedalus is a part platformer, part exploration game set in a spectacular oneiric and surreal world. Find the platforms that unlock the gate at the end of each level as you explore mysterious, dream-like environments. As the levels progress, both architecture and difficulty grow increasingly complex. Boost, glide, ride wind shafts, use trampolines and activate mechanisms. Will Daedalus escape his own prison?

Daedalus can be played on the standalone device Oculus Go, and on the mobile virtual reality headsets Gear VR and Google DayDream.


Daedalus began as a VR locomotion system we were prototyping for one of our games. The challenge was to create a sort of jetpack locomotion system that would permit freedom of movement and was comfortable using just the GearVR’s Touchpad. To achieve this, we developed a system that gives the player a helping hand when navigating the environments. When the Samsung GearVR Controller was announced we saw it as a perfect match. We are able to decouple the direction of your movement from that of the headset allowing for even more precise control and freedom. Of course, we do exactly the same with the Oculus Go Controller and the Google Daydream controller. On the art side it features brutalist influences, surrealist mazes, realistic lighting and a strong emphasis on color. Drawing from this art style, it was easy to create mesmerizing, increasingly challenging levels, allowing the player to explore the environments in the form of a relaxing but challenging experience. In the graphics department we have been able to squeeze in a lot of features, especially on the S7 and above. Notably HDR Lightmaps, Tonemapper, Parallax Corrected Cubemaps, specular roughness and even Pre-calculated fluid simulations. Since the game relies on creating a dream-like atmosphere, music played a very important role in the development. We were lucky enough to enlist the help of award-winning composer and sound designer Eduardo de la Iglesia to create the sound FX and compose its unique soundtrack.


  • Custom-designed for Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream.
  • Freedom of movement.
  • Advance graphical features.
  • Features several controllers modes.


Oculus Go Release Trailer YouTube

Release Trailer YouTube


download all screenshots & photos as .zip (41MB)

download logo files as .zip (22MB)

Awards & Recognition

  • "Finalist for Game by a Small Studio." TIGA Games Industry Awards 2017.
  • "Showcase Award Finalist." Indie Prize USA 2017
  • "Nomination for Best Game Design." Gamelab Barcelona 2017
  • "Best Mobile VR" Real o Virtual 2017
  • "Audience Award" GDWC 2017

Daedalus Website
Visit the game Website! http:.

Original Soundtrack
Available for free (coming soon) .

About Samsung Gear VR
Put on the Gear VR and go from front-row experiences to adventures you've only dreamt of. The Gear VR's new design and new controller gives you a better perspective and the ability to go farther than ever before. http:.

About Oculus Platform
The Oculus mobile platform transforms your GALAXY smartphone into a portable virtual reality device that lets you experience anything, anywhere. https:.

About Vertical Robot

At Vertical Robot, we are a small yet dedicated team of experienced professionals with a diverse background in the gaming industry. Our notable portfolio includes renowned AAA titles for consoles such as Castlevania: Lords of Shadow saga and Spec Ops: The Line, as well as successful mobile projects. This rich experience has provided us with valuable know-how in optimization, allowing us to deliver smooth, immersive gameplay in our VR creations. Driven by our shared passion for immersive storytelling and cutting-edge technology, we established Vertical Robot to explore the captivating world of virtual reality game development.

Despite our small size, we have achieved remarkable success, earning two D.I.C.E. awards and being named "Best VR Developer of 2022" by UploadVR. Our mission is to innovate within the VR gaming landscape by pushing artistic, technical, and creative boundaries. We focus on crafting highly immersive experiences that captivate players and showcase the full potential of the platform, while maintaining exceptional attention to detail, optimization, and a polished finish in all our projects.

More information
More information on Vertical Robot, our logo & relevant media are available here.

Daedalus Credits

Tatiana Delgado

Pedro Pablo Fernández Moya

Iñaki Hernández Gastañaga

Norman Schaar

Manuel Fernández

Eduardo de la Iglesia
Musical Composer and Sound Designer, Freelancer

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