Headup Announces a PC Release Date for Their First-person Survival Platformer ‘Escape from Naraka’

Get ready to speed through a labyrinthian Balinese temple on July 29th with the Steam demo available to play now!
Cologne, June 22, 2021 – Headup today announced that their upcoming first-person survival platformer, Escape from Naraka, will be released on Steam on July 29th. Excited fans can get a first taste of Naraka’s exotic atmosphere in the Steam Next Fest demo which is available for one more day. If you are fast enough, you can win valuable Chroma peripheral prizes from Razer for playing – more info is available here.

When the game releases, you will be able to compete with other players on the global Steam leaderboards – every level and every whole run will be recorded, so you can compare your times with other players around the world. And of course, the full version will feature full Razer Chroma support too, providing an additional layer of atmosphere.


Escape from Naraka combines Balinese legends and mythology with strong influences from games like SEUM: Speedrunners from HellDark Deception, and DOOM. Speeding through a labyrinthian temple filled with Balinese mythology, trials, and traps makes for a unique platforming experience. The development team used real Balinese artifacts and 3D scanning technology to add the depth of Bali’s rich history to the game’s world.

For more information, check out the official Twitter page and feel free to discuss the game with the developers on DiscordPlay the demo now and wishlist to not miss out when the game releases!

About Escape from Naraka

Escape from Naraka is a first-person survival platformer with rich Balinese world-building. Taking huge inspiration from Balinese legends and local mythology, the game tasks you with platforming your way through a nightmarish temple. Every level will challenge you in a new and exciting way, with several themed stages, each with their own trials to complete. You will have to master the arts of dodging and timing to survive!


  • Exotic Balinese themed levels full of platforming challenges, traps, and dangerous encounters
  • Your path to freedom will be blocked by terrifying enemies that stand your way
  • Unique abilities which are essential for your successful escape
  • Lots of secrets to uncover for eagle-eyed explorers
  • Leaderboards for each level and one for the complete run so you can see how you fare against others
  • Unique cultural world-building using real Balinese artifacts and 3D scan technology

About Headup

Headup is a hybrid games publishing and development company providing players worldwide with the best content in the independent gaming sector. Established in 2009, it is active on all major platforms such as consoles, mobile devices and PC, and was awarded as “Best Publisher” at the German Developers Awards in 2012, 2013, 2017 and 2019. With over 80 million customers served on mobile and further several million players on the PC and consoles, Headup is always looking to raise awareness and commercial success for developers thinking outside the box. More information can be found at www.headupgames.com and twitter.com/headupgames.

About Xelo Games

Xelo Games is a team of three indie game developers, located in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Before it was founded, members of the team worked in European studios on AAA titles like F1 and GRID, among others. Escape from Naraka is the first game to be launched by the independent studio, and there is much more to come. Please find more information on twitter.com/XeloGames and xelodigital.com.