PAX Aus 2022: Join Developer Digital Lode for Hands-on Demos with Espire 2, the Next Gold Standard for Virtual Reality Stealth

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PAX Aus 2022: Join Developer Digital Lode for Hands-on Demos with Espire 2, the Next Gold Standard for Virtual Reality Stealth


Tripwire Presents is the publishing division of Tripwire Interactive that focuses on releasing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other independent studios. Formed in 2019, Tripwire Presents has leveraged its experience and resources to bring exceptional games from talented teams to the global audience, including the award-winning medieval multiplayer first-person slasher Chivalry 2 by Torn Banner Studios. Most recently, Tripwire Presents has partnered with Australia based Virtual Reality developer Digital Lode to publish Espire 2, the sequel to the top-selling Oculus Quest Store game, Espire 1: VR Operative.


Digital Lode will host a booth at PAX Aus, offering hands-on demos of Espire 2, the first-person sneaquel to the award-winning hit Espire 1: VR Operative. Experience unparalleled stealth and action as you avoid detection, hack turrets, take down guards, use deadly gadgets, and leverage the environment to complete your mission. And for the first time, take control of the two unique Espire frames; the combat oriented Sinder frame, and the compact and stealthy Sooty frame.

Virtual Reality Panel: “2023 – What’s Next for VR Games and Immersive Media”:

2023 is shaping up to be VR’s biggest year yet. If you’re interested in experiencing VR or developing for this new frontier, what are the things to look out for? How do you get off the ground with your VR Idea? What kind of immersive media hardware is coming in 2023 and beyond, that we can design for now? What are the dos and don’ts when designing for VR? Join Digital Lode along with other experienced VR developers from around Australia for an engaging panel discussion on what’s next in the VR space from the creators of some of the most innovative, creative, and successful titles in the space.

When | Where:

Join the developers from Digital Lode at booth (#PR04) from Friday, Oct. 7 through Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre during Expo Hall hours for Espire 2 single-player VR demos. Please visit the official PAX Aus website for further details.

Save the date for a thrilling panel discussion on “What’s Next for VR Games and Immersive Media” on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 3:00 PM (AEST).

Espire 2 Key Features:

  • Become a lone wolf and take on OPHIS or team up with a friend for a co-op adventure in two unique campaigns
  • Control multiple Espire frames each with their own special abilities, attributes, and strategic benefits for you to discover
  • Handle encounters with a variety of unique gadgets or neutralize targets with a wide array of realistic weapons
  • Distract, hold up and interrogate the enemy with the option to use your headset’s built-in mics
  • Choose your comfort level with the return of the innovative “Control Theatre” comfort system

Attending media and creators are encouraged to schedule demo and interview appointments with the developers at Digital Lode. To schedule a demo and to request on- and off-camera interviews, please write

Digital Lode is growing! With an exciting new action shooter game commencing development in January plus two more games commencing pre-production and development later in 2023, the Melbourne based studio is actively scaling up now for a range of roles, local or remote. Please write to for further information.