Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await within The Gallery, an episodic, built-for-VR game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films. Step into a VR adventure with groundbreaking new game mechanics, in a forgotten world filled with bizarre characters and wonder.
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Release Date: Apr 5, 2016

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October 27

It's awards season! We won Best Narrative and more nominations.

For those who missed the news, Call of the Starseed won Best VR Narrative Experience at this year’s Proto Awards—the closest thing the VR industry has to an Oscars ceremony. We’ve been honoured enough to have won an award every year since its inception in 2014; first for Best Sound Design, and then for Most Transportive Experience last year.

This year, we were nominated for two Proto awards: Best Game, and Best Narrative Experience. For Best Narrative, we were up against some of the best-told stories in VR, including Google Spotlight Stories’ touching film Pearl. On top of that, we were the only game to be nominated for the Narrative award (the other nominees were films and passive experiences), an absolute honour in and of itself. While Space Pirate Trainer deservedly took home Best Game, we were proud to have won an award so dear to us as a narrative-driven experience.

We’ve also been nominated for a 2016 TIGA award—one of the biggest videogame awards to come out of Europe. There, we’re in the running for Best Debut Game, as well as Audience Choice Game of the Year which you can vote for over on the TIGA website. Voting closes on October 31, so go quick!

Lastly but not leastly, Call of the Starseed is a finalist for nine, count ‘em NINE, Canadian Video Game Awards across a whole whack of categories, including Best Game Innovation and Game of the Year. It’s been an amazing six months since launch, and to be recognized by both our VR peers and our countrypeople is an unbelievable honour. Thank you to everyone who’s supported us along the way.

You can check out Denny’s Proto Awards acceptance speech over on Youtube; and don’t forget you can vote for us as your Game of the Year on the TIGA website, or as your favourite Canadian-made game on the CVA website too. We’d do it ourselves, but we’re only allowed one vote.

Love, Cloudhead Games

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October 6

Ninteen ninety nine.

We’re excited to announce that today we are permanently reducing the price of Call of the Starseed to $19.99 USD.

It’s been six months since we launched Call of the Starseed, and with new ports and platforms right on the horizon, it’s time to adjust our price. For our fellow Canadians, we know our dollar is in the hole, but we’re an optimistic bunch; we’ll be bringing the price in the Canadian store down to $19.99 as well. Keep your ears warm through the winter, you hosers.

We hope all you new Vive owners have been enjoying your content bundle, and we hope this new price allows those of you yet to experience The Gallery a chance to join us on our adventure.

-Cloudhead Games

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Reviews

“My favorite Vive game so far, The Gallery: Call of Starseed, exemplifies the capabilities of the hardware and VR in general.”
PC Gamer

“By the end I was literally awe struck standing in the middle of my living room, mouth agape, desperately wishing for more. Call of Starseed may very well be one of the, if not the, most polished VR game I’ve ever played.”
Upload VR

“Gallery’s greatest strength is capturing the breathless feeling of a Goonies-esque adventure. It’s exhilarating (and sometimes frightening) to physically tread across abandoned beaches and crawl through strange old sewers. And that’s only the beginning of a ride that gets a lot more fantastical as it goes on.”
Kotaku

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About This Game

The Gallery is an episodic, fantasy exploration game built for virtual reality, inspired by the mystery of dark 80’s fantasy adventure films.

The Gallery - Episode 1: Call of the Starseed ™


A strange message left by your mischievous twin sister, Elsie, will draw you into a mysterious journey filled with bizarre characters, a sinister presence and awe inspiring adventure. Along the way, you will be assisted by a helpful yet unhinged Professor who may harbor ulterior motives of his own. Your search for Elsie will lead you to a cosmic machine that wields incredible power and it will test your will against the forces of a shadowy figure who resides within it.


  • Become the hero and experience a deeply immersive adventure inspired by the dark 80's fantasy films we know and love.

  • Enjoy groundbreaking gameplay designed specifically for VR with a full-room scale support experience, 1:1 hand tracking, and made for VR interactions that will have you moving, sitting, standing. crouching and crawling.

  • Challenge your wit and curiosity solving puzzles and diving into detailed worlds; looking in, under, over and around every nook and cranny.

  • Traverse through mysterious environments with comfort and ease, using Cloudhead's dynamically scaling BLINK locomotion system.

  • Cutting edge positional audio and spellbinding soundtrack by award winning composer Jeremy Soule.

Blink Locomotion System Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwZt2jRE8PY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9R0TVLGne3U

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 OR AMD Radeon R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Additional Notes: scaleable roomscale volume on the HTC Vive
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Additional Notes: scaleable roomscale Volume on the HTC Vive
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