Polish indie studio Played With Fire launched its first virtual reality (VR) title Stargaze last year for PC VR headsets. Next week will see the cosmic puzzle experience arrive on the Oculus Store for Oculus Rift, with the team also confirming an Oculus Quest edition is in development.
Inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s early 20th-Century novella The Little Prince, Stargaze is an interstellar journey where you play an astronomer observing life on other planets. The aim is to complete your research book, taking photos and manipulating light via a rather magical telescope to view the various events taking place.
This telescope has an array of handles and levers for you to physically find the correct angles and perspectives to examine each planet and its inhabitants. This is only part of the puzzle experience as events will occur which require connecting together.
As well as documenting lifeforms and solving planetary puzzles there will be secrets to uncover, hidden worlds to find and more. Stargaze is designed as a calm, relaxing VR videogame for all ages. To complement the gameplay Played With Fire sought the talents of Thomas Regin who has composed an otherworldly soundtrack.
Stargaze is scheduled to arrive on the Oculus Store for Oculus Rift on 4th March 2021. The Oculus Quest version will then follow later this year.
Oculus Quest has seen some decent puzzle titles arrive recently, there’s the beautiful Mare by VisionTrick Media, Vanishing Grace by Monte Perdido Studio, and Gamedust’s Yupitergrad. For further updates of Stargaze as well as more puzzle adventures, keep reading VRFocus.