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Call of the Starseed

The first episode of the built-for-VR, The Gallery series.
The machine is calling… step inside.

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 an ancient cosmic machine and test your will against a shadowy figure who resides within it.  

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The Gallery

The Gallery is an episodic fantasy exploration game built from the ground up for virtual reality.

Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery, a built for VR experience inspired by dark 80’s fantasy adventure films. Reach out and touch a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters, curious interactions and awe inspiring adventure. The Machine is calling…..step inside.

2016 Canadian Video Game Awards: ‘Best Virtual Reality Game’

2016 Canadian Video Game Awards: ‘Best Technology’

2016 Canadian Video Game Awards: ‘Best Game Innovation’

 

2016 Proto Awards: ‘Best Narrative Experience’

2015 Proto Awards: ‘Most Transportive Experience’

2014 Proto Awards: ‘Best Sound Design’

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Features

  • 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. crawling, and spiraling.
  • 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.
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  • Time Magazine April 5, 2016

    Time Magazine named The Gallery: Call of The Starseed top 5 HTC Vive launch title

    Time Magazine April 5, 2016
  • Wes Fenlon - PC Gamer

    The Gallery: Call of Starseed, exemplifies the capabilities of the hardware and VR in general.

    Wes Fenlon - PC Gamer
  • Steven Farrell - The Gamer Advocate

    The Gallery: Call of the Starseed is an absolutely entrancing experience; every owner of the Vive should be picking this up.

    Steven Farrell - The Gamer Advocate
  • David Jagneaux - Upload VR

    The Gallery: Call of Starseed may very well be one of the, if not the, most polished VR game I’ve ever played.

    David Jagneaux - Upload VR
  • Jed Whitaker, Destructoid

    I can’t stress enough how much I loved The Call of Starseed […]. The story feels like the dark adventure films of the ’80s and ’90s, the voicework is great, and the immersion is unmatched​

    Jed Whitaker, Destructoid
  • Chris Kohler, Wired

    …an excellent proof-of-concept of the sort of absorbing adventures we’ll be undertaking in virtual reality from now on.

    Chris Kohler, Wired
  • Time Magazine April 5, 2016

    Time Magazine named The Gallery: Call of The Starseed top 5 HTC Vive launch title

    Time Magazine April 5, 2016
  • Wes Fenlon - PC Gamer

    The Gallery: Call of Starseed, exemplifies the capabilities of the hardware and VR in general.

    Wes Fenlon - PC Gamer
  • Steven Farrell - The Gamer Advocate

    The Gallery: Call of the Starseed is an absolutely entrancing experience; every owner of the Vive should be picking this up.

    Steven Farrell - The Gamer Advocate
  • David Jagneaux - Upload VR

    The Gallery: Call of Starseed may very well be one of the, if not the, most polished VR game I’ve ever played.

    David Jagneaux - Upload VR
  • Jed Whitaker, Destructoid

    I can’t stress enough how much I loved The Call of Starseed […]. The story feels like the dark adventure films of the ’80s and ’90s, the voicework is great, and the immersion is unmatched​

    Jed Whitaker, Destructoid
  • Chris Kohler, Wired

    …an excellent proof-of-concept of the sort of absorbing adventures we’ll be undertaking in virtual reality from now on.

    Chris Kohler, Wired
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FAQ

What is The Gallery?

The Gallery is a virtual reality fantasy exploration video game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy movies and classic graphic adventure games. The Gallery has a deep narrative with bizarre characters who take you on an adventure through fantastical environments while challenging you with physical interactions and puzzle solving.  We are not modifying or porting a game to be accessible in VR, we have built The Gallery to be a VR experience from the ground up, with the intricacies of the medium driving every aspect of design.

 

How do I play The Gallery?

Fully immersed inside the world of The Gallery, you will be guided through an engaging storyline full of unique interaction challenges and meaningful puzzle solving. Physically use your hands to interact with objects – carry and throw virtually everything in the game, open doors, and insert objects into spaces/sockets. But do not get your fingers caught. Cloudhead Games is not responsible for missing fingers, arms, toes, etc.

 

How can I buy The Gallery?

The Gallery – Episode One: Call of the Starseed is available NOW on Oculus Home for the Oculus Touch, and on Steam for the HTC Vive. For a limited time only, Call of the Starseed is included with every HTC Vive purchase. Stay tuned for additional platform announcements.

Who is making The Gallery?

We are Cloudhead Games, a group of developers from Vancouver Island who have been working in the VR space since late 2012. We began our journey with a humble Kickstarter campaign which granted us the opportunity to begin working on The Gallery. Since then we’ve grown into a diverse team of pioneers drawing from many different backgrounds, from AAA game studios like Bioware, Riot, and Relic, to tabletop RPG developers like Worldworks Games.

 

How can I license The Gallery in my arcade?

Call of the Starseed is available for arcade/cafe/etc. use through Steam’s Site Licensing Program. For more details about this program and instructions for signing up, please visit Steam.

Kickstarter Backer?

First of all, THANK YOU. This would not have begun without your help. We have always been very proud and honoured by your continued support.
If you pledged $25 or more through our Kickstarter, congratulations, you have already pre-ordered all future episodes of The Gallery. Backers should have received surveys through Kickstarter. If you have questions, please contact us at support@cloudheadgames.com.

 

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