Heart of the Emberstone’ is Coming this September – Road to VR

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Cloudhead Games have confirmed the second episode of their
fantasy game The Gallery will launch on HTC Vive and
Oculus Touch in
September. Heart of the Emberstone promises to be
considerably larger than the first entry, Call of the
Starseed
.


During our hands-on with Heart of the Emberstone at GDC
in March
, we discovered a game full of clever puzzles and a
stunning presentation, reminiscent of 1980’s sci-fi and fantasy
movies. As explained in their multi-part
Inside the Gallery video series
, Cloudhead have taken a
more open-world approach to the level design compared to the
linear first episode, which has resulted in physically larger
environments as well as a much longer playtime.

Image courtesy
Cloudhead Games

The game was heading for a Spring 2017 launch, claiming to be
double the length of Call of the Starseed. Now that the
second entry has been pushed to September, it sounds like the
experience has grown again. Detailed on
Cloudhead’s official blog
, the team describe the playtime
and scope as “even larger than we expected – this new date will
allow us to add in all sorts of extra details to really flesh
out the world the way we want to”.


In a slightly different blog entry on the The Gallery –
Episode 1
’s news page on Steam
, Cloudhead dropped a
very unsubtle hint that Call of the Starseed will
receive a major price…

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