Vault of Stars, a VR title arriving next month, challenges you to use starlight to save a mysterious world from “The Void”.
At least, that’s what the game wants you to do. Will you “..restore energy to the land and its Guardians, or .. harness its power to fight the Void?” developer 3lb Games asks. Given how gorgeous the trailer looks, we’d plump for option three – shove all the stars in the vault and swim through them like Scrooge McDuck.
Despite the apparent menace of The Void and its minions, Vault of Stars isn’t all monster murder – it includes a healthy dose of puzzle solving. There’s also set to be a fair amount of free-roaming; while you shouldn’t expect a Grand Theft Auto 5 size world, you’ll be able to appreciate Vault of Stars’ world at your own leisure. We’ve yet to get our hands on Vault of Stars but it makes us think of some ancient folk tale, the kind a village elder would have used to explain why the stars are they way they are.
It’s important, however, to mention that this is an Oculus AppLab title. Oculus AppLab is the equivalent of the old Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace and features titles that “May be experimental or still in development,” so Vault of Stars won’t have been rigorously vetted by Oculus. You can, in fact, buy the beta version right now, though the final game (which beta purchasers will also get access to) won’t be released till later this month.
Vault of Stars is set to arrive this November 22nd, exclusive to Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2 headsets. You can check out the trailer above or wishlist it here.