About Us

Mantis Studios is an independent software company based in Chicago, IL.  We are the proud creators of Reverence: The Ultimate Combat Experience – now available via Steam early access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/482460

What is Reverence?

Experience real sword fighting in Reverence.

With total control over your body, you carve your own destiny in this first and third person, multiplayer, combat experience. With the Muscle Memory System you can intuitively control all your limbs and even tweak your muscle memory to create a unique style. To get the edge necessary to defeat a worthy opponent, you can override your muscle memory to make adjustments to your strikes in real time. When we have the autonomy to craft the execution of an individual strike when we see an opening a deeper level of immersion unfolds.

Reverence supports mouse, keyboard, gamepad, and virtual reality devices.


Muscle Memory System

The body is complex and so it would be very difficult to control every joint in the body at once. For this reason, we have developed the Muscle Memory System. This allows us to setup customizable assumptions about how we want to want to move – this could be thought of as a simulation of hours of training. With Muscle Memory, we can use 2 axises (up,down,left,right) of input (i.e. mouse or gamepad) to control the movement of the shoulder. Based on the position of the shoulder, our finer arm movements (wrist rotation, forearm rotation, etc) will automatically adjust according to what we setup in Muscle Memory. However, we always have the ability to override any of these movement assumptions in real time.