Factsheet

Developer:
Ustwo Games
Based in London, England

Release date:
November 10th 2015

Platforms:
Samsung Gear VR

Website:
landsendgame.com

Regular Price:

USD$7.99
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Description

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.

History

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.

Features

  • Custom designed for Samsung Gear VR
  • Completely hands-free experience

Videos

Trailer YouTube


Images

download all screenshots & photos as .zip (6MB)
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download logo files as .zip (4MB)
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Awards & Recognition

  • "Best VR Game" 12th Annual IMGAs


Selected Articles

  • "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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ustwo games is an award winning mobile games studio, based within ustwo studios ltd.

More information
More information on Ustwo Games, our logo & relevant media are available here.


Land’s End Credits

Ken Wong
Co-Designer, Lead Artist

Peter Pashley
Co-Designer, Technical Director

Neil McFarland
Head of Games

Daniel Gray
Executive Producer

David Fernandez Huerta
Senior Artist

Jonathan Topf
Senior Artist

Van Le
Programmer

Manesh Mistry
Programmer, Audio Design

Michael Anderson
QA Tester, Junior Tools Programmer

Matthew Newcombe
Senior Programmer

Adrienne Law
Production Assistant

Todd Baker
Freelance Audio Producer


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