More and more developers are taking on the future of gaming, so creators of “Monument Valley” are bringing us a VR game that will upkeep their flat yet elegant style along with interactive storytelling. It’s always good news for the community when more titles will become available.
- Monument Valley was installed by 2.5 million people, not accounting the illegal copies, and it grossed $4.5 million for the company
- Land’s End will be a virtual reality game for mobile, to be paired with Samsung Galaxy S6
- The game has been dubbed “the spiritual cousin of Monument Valley”
Virtual reality is edging closer to becoming a staple in the gaming community, even though it’s at least one year away from the first headset being officially released. Even small developers are acknowledging this inevitable step forward, and have begun designing games meant to immerse the player into their world.
“Land’s End” will be a exploration and puzzle-solving game, similar to Ustwo’s previous success, “Monument Valley”, only with a virtual reality twist that is meant to allow players to experience an entirely new adventure.
According to the developer, the player will “awaken a lost civilization”, apparently on a desolated island through which you will venture and solve puzzles to advance through the five stages.
Like Monument Valley, Land’s End does seem to feature the key appeal: it won’t be so much about mind boggling puzzles, but more about the stunningly beautiful gameplay, as if immersed in some land of dreams. A virtual reality headset will naturally deliver that better than any screen.
According to designer Ken Wong, they spent months working on a system that will not make players sick or nauseous while travelling through the dream-like land, an unfortunate consequence for some who participate in VR games. It will work without a controller, and will essentially allow you freedom to look around with a bit of an automated movement.
Players will be able to navigate without the use of their hands, and will instead require to focus on one point with their eyes in order for the game to advance them at a comfortable speed. This will eliminate the need for an additional device, and will also provide a leisured pace that will cause no one to become sick.
The puzzles will also be controlled by head movements, levitating objects or joining dots across the dreamland while fully enjoying the visuals of the game. As Wong stated, even the most intelligent of people will not focus on the challenging puzzles in a videogame, and will instead allow their brain to relax and properly experience the beautiful adventure.
Land’s End will become available for VR headsets owners on October 30th, but will see to a limited release for those with a Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Gear VR system.
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