Last month Pillow’s Willow VR Studios released its first virtual reality (VR) videogame for Samsung Gear VR, a fantasy puzzle experience called Spark of Light. The title has already been confirmed for Google Daydream, and now the studio has stated it’s working on a PC version as well.
VRFocus reviewed Spark of Light for Gear VR, giving it four stars, saying: “Spark of Light is all heart, a wonderful fantasy escape for all the family. What it does right it does really well. Pillow’s Willow has certainly shown its talent for creating a rich experience that no one could really hate.”
In the review VRFocus also mentioned that it would be good to see a PC version, enabling headsets like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive to be able to peer into the detailed background – which could also enable other puzzle opportunities. Well it seems VRFocus wasn’t far off the mark as Pillow’s Willow Merijn Vogelsang responded via Twitter to confirm a PC version is already in the works.
Spark of Light’s story revolves around Nerow, a young boy who lives in a magical land of fantasy creatures, like Mothlings and giants. This peaceful place is suddenly plunged into darkness when the greedy Moth King steals the sun. Players have to guide Nerow through various levels, retrieving light sources and solving environmental puzzles whilst trying to rescue the sun.
And that’s not the only project the studio is working on. There’s also 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. And Reef Quest, an undersea adventure coming to Gear VR and Google Daydream early 2018.
Pillow’s Willow VR Studios hasn’t yet confirmed when Spark of Light will be coming to PC, when it does VRFocus will let you know.