After receiving your Gauntlet, a mysterious new power in the palm of your hand, you must travel to Ember, a long-forgotten world whose past holds many secrets. Find Elsie, uncover the history of Ember, and reveal the true intentions of the dark figure in the Starseed.

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Unravel the dark past of a forgotten world inspired by classic 80’s fantasy, including Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal

Control impossible technologies with The Gauntlet, a mysterious relic imbued with telekinetic power

Unlock history with a world of new puzzles designed to take full advantage of the physicality and precision hand-tracking only possible with virtual reality

Come face-to-face with a mountainous ally and bizarre alien creatures in stunning roomscale presence

Experience the best in VR sound with captivating spatial audio and a brand new Original Soundtrack by award-winning composer Jeremy Soule

Immerse yourself in a lovingly polished world of fantasy; with multiple hours of gameplay, story, and wonder in this elaborate sequel

“9/10 – Amazing”

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“9/10 – Amazing”

”9/10 – Longer, Stronger”
Road to VR

“8.5/10 – VR’s Best Franchise”


Heart of the Emberstone continues Vr's Best Franchise

It’s immersive VR at its best. It’ll leave you staring at your hands when you finally remove your headset, wondering where your gauntlet went, and whether you should consider investing in fingerless gloves as a regular fashion statement.

Longer, Stronger and Well Worth the Wait!

Far from being a one hit wonder, the second episode improves on the experience of the first in almost every way.

Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone is one of the most anticipated upcoming VR adventure titles

We’ve been following The Gallery Episode 2 closely for the past several months and actually got our hands-on one of the first demos back at GDC 2017 near the start of the year.

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Winner 2018 VR Awards
– Game of the Year

Nominee 2018 Technology Impact Awards
– Startup of the Year

Winner 2018 Viveport Developer Awards
– Best Entertainment Experience

Winner 2018 Cinequest Awards
– Best Episodic Game

Road to VR Best of 2017
– Top 5 Oculus Rift Game

Road to VR Best of 2017
– Top 5 HTC Vive Game

Nomination 2017 UploadVR Awards
– Best Oculus Rift Game

Nomination 2017 UploadVR Awards
– Best HTC Vive Game

Nomination 2017 UploadVR Awards
– Best Overall VR Game of the Year

Nomination 2017 UploadVR Awards
– Best Visuals

Nomination 2017 UploadVR Awards
– Best Developer of the Year

Winner 2017 Cinequest Awards
– Best Game

“The Top 5 Games for HTC Vive”
Road to VR
November 7, 2017

4/5 “Review: The Gallery: Episode 2 – Heart of the Emberstone”
November 5, 2017

“The Top 5 Games for Oculus Rift”
Road to VR
November 4, 2017

8.5/10 “Review: The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone Continues VR’s Best Franchise”
October 27, 2017

9/10 “Review: The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone – Longer, Stronger and Well Worth the Wait”
Road to VR
October 19, 2017

9/10 “The Gallery Episode 2 Review: A World Of Pure Imagination”
October 19, 2017

“Preview: The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone – The Story Continues”
September 21, 2017

“Hands-On With The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone’s VR Adventure”
September 20, 2017

“Preview: ‘The Gallery: Heart of the Emberstone’”
Road to VR
September 20, 2017

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September 7, 2017

“Valve’s Knuckles VR Controller Lets You Control Individual Fingers”
July 1, 2017

“‘The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone’ is Coming this September”
Road to VR
June 17, 2017

“The Gallery Episode 2 Gets September Release Window”
June 16, 2017

“The Gallery Episode 2 Will Be ‘More Challenging, More Spatial’ States Cloudhead Games’ CEO”
April 5, 2017

“Hands-on: ‘The Gallery Ep 2: Heart of the Emberstone’ is a Visually Stunning Homage to ’80s Sci-Fantasy”
Road to VR
March 2, 2017

“First Hands-On Preview with The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone”
March 1, 2017

“Go Behind the Scenes of a Recording Session for The Gallery – Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone”
February 15, 2017

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January 13, 2017

“The Best VR Games”
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January 13, 2017


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
Cloudhead Games Privacy Policy