After receiving your Gauntlet, a mysterious new power in the palm of your hand, you must travel to Ember, a long-forgotten world whose past holds many secrets. Find Elsie, uncover the history of Ember, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure in the Starseed.
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Very Positive (176) - 88% of the 176 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 18, 2017

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Includes 2 items: The Gallery - EP1: Call of the Starseed, The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone


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February 8

Steam Coupon + Humble VR Sale

Wander your little mouse cursor to the top of your Steam inbox this morning and may see a special coupon has been added to your inventory.

If you own Call of the Starseed on Steam, you should now have a 25% discount on Heart of the Emberstone. If the game has been sitting in your wishlist as you recover from your winter splurge, now’s a great time to continue the adventure.

If you already own Heart of the Emberstone (thank you <3), you can instead gift the coupon to a friend, or use it toward buying the game for your cousin’s birthday, or just trade it for a factory new D-lore.

If you're reading this and you don't already own Call of the Starseed (welcome to the adventure!), you can currently get the game for 60% off over on Humble during their very first VR Sale! You won't get the coupon, but you can get Heart of the Emberstone for 20% off on Humble, or via the “complete the bundle” option on Steam.

Whatever you do, we hope you enjoy your visit to the world of Ember. Mystery and adventure awaits on the other side of the Starseed!
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December 18, 2017

Achievements, Trading Cards, and Chinese localization now live in v1.1.0!

Our latest update to Heart of the Emberstone introduces achievements, trading cards, and our first localized language. These new achievements will bring you back into the world and invite you to explore Ember in unique ways. There’s even a few secret achievements in there we think achievement hunters will really enjoy.

We spent a lot of time trying to find a compelling way to translate a VR game without losing the original narrative built into the world. We ended up with a panelized localization system that overlays in-game texts to maintain their style. It’s pretty nifty and we feel it prevents the intent from getting lost in translation.

Lastly, this first major update includes trading cards and badges and wallpapers and emoticons. All the snazzy stuff you need to pretty up your Steam profile with Heart of the Emberstone swag.

Full patch notes below.

v1.1.0 Changelog

-Added Chinese Localization
-Added 27 achievements
-Steam Trading Cards will now drop during gameplay
-Fixed issue causing missing VO on Oculus
-Fixed syncing issues with some subtitles
-Reduced application filesize
-Reduced application and scene load times
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“[Heart of the Emberstone has] evolved to meet our heightened expectations of the second year of VR content, and yet again left us begging for more.”
9/10 – Upload VR

“It’s pretty rare that excellent voice acting, competent art direction, and a fully-realized world with a truly interesting story come together at once, so excuse me if I let out a well-deserved “wow."”
9/10 – Road to VR

“[Heart of the Emberstone] does a fantastic job of breaking away from the stigma of short, proof-of-concept VR titles to deliver a quality narrative experience that’s a must-have for any fan of the genre.”
8.5/10 – GameCrate

About This Game

The Gallery is a puzzle exploration game series built for virtual reality and inspired by the mystery of dark 80's fantasy adventure films.

The Gallery - Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone ™

After following your sister Elsie to the world of Ember, you discover the remnants of a destroyed civilization, torn apart by two siblings and their individual quests for power. Along the way you meet a mountainous ally who, like you, is looking for their other half. Using the Gauntlet, a mysterious new power capable of manipulating energy, you must unravel the history of this forgotten place, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure who sent you here.

Continue your epic journey through the Starseed to the distant planet of Ember, in this highly-anticipated sequel to Call of the Starseed, the VR adventure that started it all.

  • Unravel the dark past of a forgotten world inspired by classic 80’s fantasy, including Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal

  • Control impossible technologies with The Gauntlet, a mysterious relic imbued with telekinetic power

  • Unlock history with a world of new puzzles designed to take full advantage of the physicality and precision hand-tracking only possible with virtual reality

  • Come face-to-face with a mountainous ally and bizarre alien creatures in stunning roomscale presence

  • Experience the best in VR sound with captivating spatial audio and a brand new Original Soundtrack by award-winning composer Jeremy Soule

  • Immerse yourself in a lovingly polished world of fantasy; with multiple hours of gameplay, story, and wonder in this elaborate sequel

  • Experimental locomotion modes allow users to uniquely tailor their VR journey

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 970 OR AMD Radeon R9290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Additional Notes: Includes native Rift support
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Geforce GTX 1070
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Additional Notes: Includes native Rift support

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