Based in London, England
November 10th 2015
Samsung Gear VR
Land's End is a VR adventure from the creators of Monument Valley. Set against spectacular landscapes, the player is tasked with awakening an ancient civilization using the powers of their mind. Land’s End combines Ustwo Games’ award-winning approach to interactive storytelling with Samsung Gear VR, creating an incredible virtual reality experience that you can take anywhere.
Land’s End began as an investigation into new techniques for interaction and navigation in VR. Co-designers Peter Pashley and Ken Wong were especially interested in the advantages of mobile, wires-free VR, and in designing game controls based only on head-tracking. After several weeks of prototyping and testing, the team eventually settled on the gaze-based mechanic that became the basis for Land’s End. To expand the project to a full VR experience, the team drew on their strengths in creating beautiful environments and zen-like puzzles. The project was heavily inspired by beautiful yet isolated regions from around the world, including the Hebrides, Iceland and Saudi Arabia. Further inspiration came from neolithic sites and artifacts, including Stonehenge. Exploring a world filled with these spectacular landscapes, the player is tasked with awakening an ancient civilization using the power of their mind. Samsung’s Gear VR headset allowed Ustwo Games to combine their experience in mobile game design and interactive storytelling with the exciting possibilities of new virtual reality technology. What excites the team most about the Gear VR platform is that it’s both affordable and portable. It makes virtual reality more accessible, and means that Land’s End is truly a unique VR experience that can be taken anywhere.
- Custom designed for Samsung Gear VR
- Completely hands-free experience
Logo & Icon
Awards & Recognition
- "Best VR Game" 12th Annual IMGAs
- "Beautiful and serene. If you could live in a sunset, this may be what it feels like."
- Liz Stinson, Wired
- "As if I was an omniscient god rampaging his way through Stonehenge one rock puzzle at a time"
- Mark Wilson, Fast Company
- "A relaxing, almost purifying experience"
- Aaron Souppouris, Engadget
- "Moments of wonder"
- Andrew Webster, The Verge
- "Gorgeous and meditative"
- Mark Wilson, FastCo
Land’s End Original Soundtrack
Listen to and download the Land’s End OST at soundcloud.com.
Land’s End Development Blog
Find out more about the making of Land’s End at medium.com.
About Ustwo Games
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Land’s End Credits
Co-Designer, Lead Artist
Co-Designer, Technical Director
Head of Games
David Fernandez Huerta
Programmer, Audio Design
QA Tester, Junior Tools Programmer
Freelance Audio Producer