Experience the Future of Narrative VR in The Gallery: Episode 1 — Call of the Starseed (Video)
Take your first brave step into virtual reality and explore The Gallery: Episode 1 – Call of the Starseed. In a desperate bid to find your missing sister, Elsie, you will embark on a mysterious adventure filled with bizarre characters, and a cosmic machine filled with dark secrets.
The Gallery is a first-person narrative adventure, built from the ground up for VR. Developed by Cloudhead Games, a studio known for innovation in the VR space and brought to life by AAA talent ranging from Bioware, Relic, Riot and EA. The Gallery channels inspiration from dark fantasy adventure films of the 1980s such as Goonies or Labyrinth, filled with environments and mechanics specifically crafted for virtual reality with full motion-control and room-scale.
Traverse richly detailed VR environments such as derelict beaches, abandoned sewers, quirky laboratories and a mysterious machine using Cloudhead’s Blink Locomotion system, in one of the first commercially announced, fantasy adventure VR game franchises. Solve puzzles unique to VR with complete freedom of movement using your body and hands. Enjoy a captivating score by award-winning composer Jeremy Soule.
“So many of the things we’ve done in The Gallery are completely new. There were no pre-baked solutions, no standards when we started this adventure in 2013,” says Cloudhead Games CEO Denny Unger. “What we’re striving for is to give consumers a great introduction to VR and to build their excitement for the future of the medium as a whole. VR done right can make you feel like a kid again and it can give you all the excuses you need to lose yourself in the moment — to simply play!”
Delve into the mystery on April 5 when The Gallery: Episode 1 — Call of the Starseed launches on Steam for the HTC Vive.
About This Game
The Gallery is an episodic, fantasy exploration game built for virtual reality, inspired by the mystery of dark 80’s fantasy adventure films.
The Gallery – Episode 1: Call of the Starseed ™
A strange message left by your mischievous twin sister, Elsie, will draw you into a mysterious journey filled with bizarre characters, a sinister presence and awe inspiring adventure. Along the way, you will be assisted by a helpful yet unhinged Professor who may harbor ulterior motives of his own. Your search for Elsie will lead you to a cosmic machine that wields incredible power and it will test your will against the forces of a shadowy figure who resides within it.
◾Become the hero and experience a deeply immersive adventure inspired by the dark 80’s fantasy films we know and love.
◾Enjoy groundbreaking gameplay designed specifically for VR with a full-room scale support experience, 1:1 hand tracking, and made for VR interactions that will have you moving, sitting, standing. crouching and crawling.
◾Challenge your wit and curiosity solving puzzles and diving into detailed worlds; looking in, under, over and around every nook and cranny.
◾Traverse through mysterious environments with comfort and ease, using Cloudhead’s dynamically scaling BLINK locomotion system.
◾Cutting edge positional audio and spellbinding soundtrack by award winning composer Jeremy Soule.