Quirky virtual reality (VR) puzzle title GNOG will soon be headed to Steam for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive according to a tweet from developers KO OP. The title had previously been released on the PlayStation VR, with some hints at plans for a ARKit-powered version for iPhone.
GNOG is a brightly coloured puzzler inspired by the type of miniature diorama toys that were popular in the 80s and 90s, such as Polly Pocket and Mighty Max. Each ‘level’ is a separate diorama or puzzle-box type arrangements which resemble monster heads. Each ‘head’ has various interactive elements that can be manipulated to perform certain action, ultimately resulting in a very pleasing tune when a puzzle is completed.
Replay value is created by the multitude of secrets, Easter eggs and achievements that can be found by performing various, sometimes very unusual, actions on or in the various puzzle boxes. The title features a dynamic soundtrack that reacts to the player’s actions, with the music along with the environment guiding the player with subtle clues to the solution of each puzzle.
As the VRFocus review for the PlayStation VR version said: “GNOG is an excellent title and well worth anyone’s time. It takes excellent advantage of the PlayStation VR functionality to produce something beautiful and striking, both visually and aurally.”
The PC version of GNOG will be headed to Steam sometime in November, 2017, and will be compatible with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and OSVR. A precise release date and price point have yet to be confirmed. Further details and updates can be found on the Steam Store page.
VRFocus will bring you further new on GNOG as it becomes available.