Your missing sister, an ancient machine, and a sinister presence await in this first chapter of The Gallery, the groundbreaking built-for-VR adventure series inspired by dark 80’s fantasy films. Join the VR adventure, and answer the Call of the Starseed.

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Become the hero and experience a deeply immersive adventure inspired by the dark 80’s fantasy films we know and love.

Traverse through mysterious environments with comfort and ease, using Cloudhead’s dynamically scaling BLINK locomotion system.

Enjoy groundbreaking gameplay designed specifically for VR with a full-room scale support experience, 1:1 hand tracking, and made for VR interactions that will have you moving, sitting, standing. crouching and crawling.

Cutting edge positional audio and spellbinding soundtrack by award winning composer Jeremy Soule.

Challenge your wit and curiosity solving puzzles and diving into detailed worlds; looking in, under, over and around every nook and cranny.

Experience Cloudhead Games’ dynamically scaling BLINK locomotion system

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Mixes Beat Saber with John Wick

“Top 5 Vive Launch Games”
Matt Peckham
TIME Magazine

Finds Its Own Beat by Fusing Rhythm & Shooting

“It’s a brief, slow-paced, puzzle-based first-person adventure game that serves if nothing else as an excellent proof-of-concept of the sort of absorbing adventures we’ll be undertaking in virtual reality from now on.”
Chris Kohler

You better move, or you’re going down...

“My favourite Vive game so far, The Gallery: Call of the Starseed, exemplifies the capabilities of the hardware and VR in general.”
Wes Fenlon
PC Gamer

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Winner – Best Narrative,
2016 Proto Awards
Winner 2016 UploadVR Awards
– Best Narrative
Nomination 2016 UploadVR Awards
– Breakout VR Game Studio
Nomination 2016 UploadVR Award
– Best VR Game of the Year
Nomination 2016 UploadVR Awards
– Most Innovative VR Game
Nomination 2016 UploadVR Awards
– Best Vive Game
Nomination 2016 UploadVR Awards
– Best Music/Sound Design
Winner 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Narrative
Winner 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Technology
Winner 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Game Innovation
Nomination 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Performance
Nomination 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Indie Game
Nomination 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Debut Game
Nomination 2016 Canadian Video Game Awards
– Best Audio
Nomination 2016 Destructoid Awards
– Best VR Game
Nomination 2016 TIGA Games Industry Award
– Best Debut Game
Winner 2016 Proto Awards
– Best Narrative
Winner 2016 Proto Awards
– Best Narrative
Nomination 2016 Proto Awards
– Best Game
Nomination 2016 TIGA Games Industry Awards
– Best Debut Game
Winner 2015 Proto Awards
– Most Transportive
Winner 2014 Proto Awards
– Best Sound Design
Nominated 2014 Proto Awards
– Best Gameplay
Runner-up 2015 Unity Awards
– Creative Category – HTC Vive

“The Gallery – Call of the Starseed Review: Awe Inspiring Mystery”
December 19, 2016

“11 VR Game Developers to Watch”
Venture Beat
October 1, 2016

“How Cloudhead Games is Building an Immersive Episodic VR Adventure With ‘The Gallery’”
September 29, 2016

“Dreaming of VR on Vancouver Island”
Vancouver Sun
July 1, 2016

“B.C. Company Leading the Way for Virtual Reality”
CTV News
May 25, 2016

“Call of the Starseed is a Riveting VR Adventure”
April 8, 2016

“These Are the 5 Best Vive Launch Games”
TIME Magazine
April 6, 2016

“Watch us get lost inside The Gallery on the HTC Vive”
April 6, 2016

“Afraid of Heights? Here Comes VR Vertigo”
March 18, 2016

“The Simple Pleasure of Tossing Bottles and Listening to Sea Shells in Virtual Reality”
Kill Screen
March 18, 2016

“12 Steam VR Games That Look Cool, Even If I Didn’t”
January 29, 2016

“Hands-On: The Gallery with HTC Vive Pre”
January 29, 2016

“Puzzles are Fun in Virtual Reality”
Tom’s Hardware
January 29, 2016

“Video: Tech Toys – Cloudhead Games creates new virtual reality game, Call of the Starseed”
Vancouver Sun
January 20, 2016

“Is This the World’s First Full Virtual-Reality Motion/Voice Capture Session?”
ARS Technica
January 13, 2016

“Ones to Watch: HTC Vive”
VR Focus
January 2, 2016


Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Gallery?
The Gallery is a virtual reality fantasy exploration video game inspired by dark 80’s fantasy movies and classic graphic adventure games. The game has a deep narrative with bizarre characters who take you on an adventure through fantastical environments while challenging you with physical interactions and puzzle solving.  We are not modifying or porting a game to be accessible in virtual reality, we have built The Gallery to be a VR experience from the ground up, with the intricacies of the medium driving every aspect of design.

We have one more episode planned in the current series, but The Gallery universe goes well beyond Elsie’s story…

How do I play The Gallery?
Fully immersed inside the world of The Gallery, you will be guided through an engaging storyline full of unique interaction challenges and meaningful puzzle solving. Physically use your hands to interact with objects – carry and throw virtually everything in the game, open doors, and insert objects into spaces/sockets. But do not get your fingers caught. Cloudhead Games is not responsible for missing fingers, arms, toes, etc.
How can I buy The Gallery?
The Gallery – Episode One: Call of the Starseed is available now on SteamOculus Home. and Viveport.
The Gallery – Episode Two: Heart of the Emberstone is available now on Steam, Oculus Home, and Viveport.

You can also get both episodes in a Steam bundle! Or try the Heart of the Emberstone: Coliseum sandbox for FREE!

How can I play The Gallery for FREE?
Taken straight from the heart of adventure, Coliseum is a special sandbox version of a level found in The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone, made available free for virtual reality. We wanted to give players a way to delve into the mystery, master the Gauntlet, and get a taste of the world of fantasy and adventure found within The Gallery.

Try the Heart of the Emberstone: Coliseum sandbox for FREE!

Can I play The Gallery at my local VR arcade?
Yes! Our games are available in CTRL-V and VR Junkies arcades. If you would like to play The Gallery at another venue, have the arcade contact us directly.

VR Arcade owners: Both episodes of The Gallery are available for Commercial Licensing on Steam.  For more details about licensing VR games and instructions for signing up, please visit Steam. If you would like to feature Heart of the Emberstone: Coliseum in your arcade, or have any questions about licensing, please contact us.

Are there accessibility features?
There are puzzles which require some physicality to solve, but The Gallery is at first an exploration game, and not an action game. It is designed to consider varying heights, hearing impairment (subtitles are in at launch of Episode 2 and coming very soon in an Episode 1 patch), color-blindness, and includes various skin tones and gender-neutral hand sizes in the settings to ensure immersion for all players.
Is The Gallery available in my language?
Currently The Gallery is available in English, with English subtitles. Episode 2 – Heart of the Emberstone now supports Simplified Chinese subtitles and menus. We hope to add more language support in the future! Please contact us if you would like to see your language in the game.
I've got an Iron Stomach; does this game support traditional locomotion (aka Stick Move)?
As a launch title for VR, Call of the Starseed had to ensure player comfort as the technology reached mainstream audiences. Cloudhead became a pioneer of VR teleporation with “Blink,” the default locomotion in Starseed, back in 2015. While Blink remains the default for its cinematic feel, we’re currently looking into adding traditional locomotion options in a future update.
I am a Kickstarter backer. How do I get a copy of the game?
First of all, THANK YOU for supporting Cloudhead Games. This would not have begun without your help. We have always been very proud and honoured by your continued support.
If you pledged $25 or more through our Kickstarter, congratulations, you have already pre-ordered all episodes of The Gallery. Backers have received surveys through Kickstarter. If you have questions, please contact Cloudhead Games.
I'm having trouble with the game or found a bug. What do I do?
Please contact us if you need help. You may also find the answer you need in our Call of the Starseed Steam forum.

Bugs can be reported through this form. Thanks!

Where can I find the Cloudhead Games EULA and Privacy Policy?
These documents are located on our website and will be updated as needed:

Cloudhead Games EULA
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