Oculus Quest users will soon be able to play a promising puzzle-adventure game called Vanishing Grace. Developed by Madrid-based Monte Perdido, the game is recommended for players who have enjoyed Firewatch, I Expect You To Die, or What Remains of Edith Finch.
“As players, we are a little tired of the fact that a vast majority of VR titles are arcade focused,” said the developers. “We think we can tell a great story while keeping the mechanics exciting and making it all stand out with a strong art direction.”
The game is set in a dystopian future where most people live sheltered in the Citadel, protecting themselves from the consequences of solar storm-induced climate change.
As a player, you assume the role of a civil servant named Joel. One day, you discover that a vehicle belonging to your childhood friend, Grace, has autonomously returned to Citadel without your friend on board. That’s when Joel decides to find her, and when you story begins.
Finding Grace will involve a combination of adventuring and puzzle solving. You will have to investigate her vehicle, explore the objects you find there, and keep it running. The last part won’t be easy for two reasons.
First, the futuristic craft is less than reliable, so you can expect to be tasked with repairing all sorts of breakdowns through fun puzzles. Second, you won’t get anywhere without enough magnetic energy, which you’ll have to collect from floating energy stones using your boomerang.
The game is currently featured in the Coming Soon section of the Oculus Store, where it will exclusively launch later this month for $19.99. In the future, Monte Perdido is hoping to make the title available for Oculus Rift and PSVR.