November 06, 2018 – Oculus, Steam
November 06, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)
|No later than February 18, 2023 – Oculus
February – March 2023 – PlayStation 4 (NA)
May 31, 2023 – Steam
|PlayStation 4 (AU, EU)
Transpose was delisted on the Oculus store no later than February 18th, 2023. We noticed its absence in reporting on the news from February 15th where developer Secret Location announced that the studio would be shutting down. It is possible that Transpose on Oculus was delisted earlier although it is not expected to have happened before January of 2023.
The North American PlayStation 4 release was available at the time of our post on February 18th but has since been delisted, presumably late in February or early in March of 2023. The cause for the specific North American delisting is uncertain and as of this writing it remains available in both Australian and European territories.
The parent company mentioned in the studio’s announcement is Entertainment One (eOne), a long-standing media and entertainment company that was acquired by Hasbro in December of 2019. In 2023 Hasbro was looking to sell off eOne and many of its media properties that include Peppa Pig and PJ Masks. As part of this restructuring for sale they apparently decided to shut down Secret Location which eOne acquired in 2016 and was their only in-road into gaming.
By April 12th, 2023, Secret Location announced that all their published Steam titles would “no longer be available to purchase after May 2023.” Blasters of the Universe, The Great C, and Transpose would be delisted on May 31st. Below is a list of associated titles:
- Blasters of the Universe (Steam [Delisted], Oculus [Delisted], PlayStation 4)
- The Great C (Steam [Delisted])
- NERF Ultimate Championship (Oculus [Delisted])
- The Professor Presents: #GotHandles (Steam, Oculus)
- Welcome to Wacken – VR Documentary (Steam, Oculus)
- Paranormal Pest Patrol (location-based, free-roam VR installations)
About the Game
Transpose is a dreamlike VR puzzle game set in a universe where time and gravity are used as tools to manipulate the world. By creating and working with looped recordings of their actions, players must solve increasingly complex physics puzzles in a mysterious setting where notions of space and time no longer apply.
Transpose features real time player recording, allowing you to play back your actions one to one in real time while interacting with your past selves. You must create echoes of yourself, rewind time, and work with these echoes to solve puzzles.
Time and Gravity
Set in a mesmerizingly surreal world, Transpose allows players to control time and gravity. Rotate the environment around you to walk on walls and ceilings, experience perspective shifts and multifaceted puzzles in ways only possible in VR.