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I’ve experienced Samsung’s Gear VR quite enough to see that this platform desperately needed a game, which will finally bring users to the VR-realm. Looks like “Land’s End” is that kind of game. It’s a new project from “Monument Valley” creators Ustwo.
This design studio is in no way small, as some indie-lovers would like to believe. With 300 very talented developers, designers, programmers and UI-experts it was incredibly interesting to see what the company can do for VR. I believe they really nailed the task with Land’s End.
In this post we look at the visual beauty of “Land’s End”. Just like in their previous title, developers from Ustwo use a heavily stylized approach, creating a very cool surreal visual kingdom.
All the modes and assets are created with the lowpoly design approach. The artists aimed for big open environments. The player can explore the world at his own pace and watch incredible alien structures in VR.
The game is being created with the help of Unity 5. Ustwo had a great experience building Monument Valley in Unity, so there’s no real reason for them to switch engines. Unity proved to be a great tool for the team. They managed to create an epic world with a unique look, which is a joy to study with your Samsung Gear VR technology.
The gameplay is great as well. You just look at special markers and the game moves mountains and huge stones for you. It feels absolutely amazing. It’s an amazing game for people, who want to experience something entirely new.
‘Land’s End’ is already available in Oculus Store for Samsung Gear VR. The headset will go on sale on November 20. The price is $99. A great excuse to try it out. Can’t wait to hear about the production of this amazing game.