This week Pillow’s Willow VR Studios launched its first virtual reality (VR) title for Samsung Gear VR, a puzzle-adventure videogame called Spark of Light.
The mobile experience revolves around Nerow, a young boy who lives in a magical land filled with all sorts of fantasy creatures, like Mothlings and giants. Suddenly this peaceful world is plunged into permanent darkness when the greedy Moth King steals the sun. It’s up to players to guide Nerow, solving environmental puzzles on route, to retrieve light sources and help restore balance.
“We are told our game really raises the bar for visual quality standards on mobile VR,” said Chief Creative Officer Peter Kortenhoeven in a statement. “Our ‘DreamLight’ system illuminates the game in a unique way.”
Players will find that the Spark of Light world completely wraps around them – it’s not just a case of looking forward – enveloping them in a world that Pillow’s Willow VR Studios describes as a ‘virtual dreamscape’.
“Spark of Light combines a fairytale-like experience with challenging gameplay”, adds Andy Lürling, CEO of Pillow’s Willow VR Studios. “We managed to create a VR game for a more diverse group besides the ‘hardcore’ gamers. By developing high quality content we believe to contribute to the evolution of the VR industry.”
Spark of Light is now available on the Oculus Store for $7.99 USD/€7.99 EUR/£7.99 GBP. Additionally, the studio has also confirmed a version for Google Daydream, due for launch in September.
Pillow’s Willow VR Studios currently has two further projects in development, the first is Pillow’s Willow, originally a proof of concept developed in conjunction with Manus VR that’s coming to Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in 2018. The second is Reef Quest, an undersea adventure where players are tasked with cleaning up the ocean. This will be another mobile VR title, coming to Gear VR and Google Daydream early 2018.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Pillow’s Willow VR Studios, reporting back with its latest videogame updates.