Early last year Zoink Games release a delightful puzzle experience called Ghost Giant as an exclusive for PlayStation VR. Today, the studio has confirmed that it’ll be porting the videogame to standalone headset Oculus Quest and there isn’t long to wait, with a launch planned for later this month.
Much like The Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets by Fast Travel Games, Ghost Giant is one of those virtual reality (VR) videogames that have a certain warmth and charm, making them suitable for players of all ages.
The puzzle adventure sees you take on the role of the titular Ghost Giant, a friendly being that only a lonely boy called Louis can see. The title is about forming a bond with Louis, slowly helping overcome obstacles big and small in his daily life.
Ghost Giant is set out almost like a digital dollhouse, with you in the middle of the various locations. From this central point, you can interact with not only Louis but the other town folk, opening up their houses to peer inside, examining the detail within. You can also aid the other characters as a mysterious guiding hand, helping them go about their daily lives, or cause some mischief by pulling plants and lifting vehicles.
There are several levels to explore including the town, harbour, Louis’ sunflower farm and the local junkyard.
“Zoink’s aim with Ghost Giant is to recreate the feel of exploring a doll’s house in VR by lifting furniture off the roof and playing around with trinkets and furniture inside, while also giving players a purpose and sense of scale to deliver something truly special and memorable,” said the studio in a statement. “You’re not just a manipulator from outside the screen, you’re really in there, participating in Louis’ world and being recognized by him as his friend.”
Ghost Giant has a launch date of 20th February for Oculus Quest. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Ghost Giant and Zoink Games, reporting back with further updates.