The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone
After following 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 his other half. Using your mysterious new gauntlet, you must unravel the history of this forgotten place, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure who sent you here.
"Things are shaping up nicely for what is poised to be one of VR’s most anticipated upcoming releases."
"From what I’ve seen, it would be silly for me not to be excited."
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Inside The Gallery – Making of Episode 2
Inside The Gallery is a developer diaries series in partnership with HTC. The series chronicles the development of Cloudhead Games’ The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone. Produced in-house, Inside The Gallery will have sneak peeks, developer interviews, and exclusive footage of Heart of the Emberstone through to release in early 2017.
**These videos may contain Episode 1 spoilers… so play Call of the Starseed if you haven’t already!**
1: New Beginnings
The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone sends players to the ruinous planet of Ember, where they will discover the history of its demise, and come face to face with an incredible source of power.
2: World of Ember
In this episode, learn about the art direction, inspiration, and design of the all-new world featured in Heart of the Emberstone. Art Director Jonathan Hackett and Creative Director Denny Unger will introduce the planet of Ember and what players can expect during their upcoming adventure.
3: Motion Capture in Virtual Reality
Go behind-the-scenes on shoot day with multi award-winning Narrative Director Mike Wilson, Cinematics Designer Daniel Taylor, and Audio Director Joel Green. Plus, get all-new story teasers with behind-the-scenes footage of a recording session featuring BAFTA-nominated actor Adrian Hough and more.
4: GDC Gameplay Teaser
Cloudhead blows the lid off Episode 2 with a new demo for Heart of the Emberstone at GDC 2017. See exclusive first footage of Heart of the Emberstone in motion with demo gameplay and a behind-the-scenes look at the anticipation leading up to Cloudhead’s GDC reveal.
5: The Story of Ember
With more than an hour of voice acted and motion captured story in Episode 2, The Gallery continues to be one of the most compelling story-driven games in VR. We talk with multi award-winning Narrative Director Mike Wilson and Level Designer Max Arnold about the dark 80s narrative driving the player’s adventure in Heart of the Emberstone.
6: Year One
Cloudhead has been at the forefront of VR game innovation for the past three years, and this year is no different. We talk to Creative Director Denny Unger and Cloudhead veterans about the year since launching Call of the Starseed, how we’re celebrating, and what’s coming next for The Gallery.
7: Sound Design
An often overlooked aspect of design, 3D spatial audio contributes immensely to immersion in VR. We talk to award-winning Audio Director Joel Green about his recording and mixing process to bring even the tiny details to life.
8: Designing Game Levels for VR
In VR game design, the relationship between each area, from level design to lighting, is imperative to making the world feel alive. Hear from a number of designers at Cloudhead Games, including Creative Director Denny Unger and Level Designer Max Arnold, on how they design levels to make full use of virtual reality in Heart of the Emberstone.