Rotterdam (NL), January 19th, 2023 – Vertigo Games, the VR publishing and development arm of the PLAION Group as well as developer Devil Cow Studio are delighted to launch the VR puzzle-platformer adventure PathCraft, now available globally on the Meta Quest 2. In this deceptively simple and colorful journey, players enter a quirky and vivid world inspired by the boundless imagination of childhood, using building blocks to complete increasingly complex puzzles, helping guide their papercraft companion to safety and success. Check out the launch trailer below!
Watch the trailer here!
Think playing with blocks is easy? Think again! PathCraft is a colorful puzzle-platformer in the tradition of 90’s classics, reimagined and built from the ground up for VR, with handtracking technology for total puzzle-solving and path-building immersion. Set within a colorful world that reflects all the brightness and charm of childhood, players must construct and reconfigure their environment to create increasingly elaborate paths that help guide their adorable papercraft friend to each level’s endpoint. Solve challenging puzzles that grow in difficulty as you progress, or take your creative talents to level-editor mode to craft your own elaborate pathways and test your friends and other players. You can even try and master the levels that others have built!
Originally designed and produced as a project for Oculus Go and in the Meta App Lab, PathCraft is the work of solo developer, Daniel Yu from Devil Cow Studio. PathCraft allows players to physically make and remake their world with their own two hands and puzzle their way to the top. Can you think outside the blocks?
Other features include:
- An immersive, hand-crafted world that celebrates the joy and wonder of childhood imagination
- Wholesome, appealing puzzle-platforming action that’s suitable for all ages to enjoy
- 8 different blocks to utilize and 4 unique environments for a wider variety of puzzles and solutions
- Unlockable new gameplay mechanics, environments, and even costumes for your robot companion
- Level-editor mode that allows players to build and upload their own challenges for others to tackle
- Endless replayability with new community-made levels to download and master
With a wide range of challenges for players of any skill set, PathCraft is the perfect entrypoint for anybody itching to try a VR title for the first time. Find PathCraft on the Meta Quest Store today with a special launch discount of 20% for the first two weeks, giving early birds a chance to pick PathCraft up for $11.99.
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Meta Quest 2 and Meta QuestPro
Coming to Meta Quest 2 Trailer: ESRB
About Devil Cow Studio
Devil Cow Studio is an indie game dev team based in Budapest, established in 2016.
PLAION is a leading independent developer and producer of games and entertainment products, with nine development studios and five publishing units based all over the world. Founded in 1994 as Koch Media, PLAION offers a unique breadth of services and solutions, dynamically growing its business to push ourselves and our partners to the forefront in all the segments we operate in.
PLAION runs a multi-label strategy, with fully owned publishing units, such as Deep Silver, Prime Matter, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt, publishing games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally - as a global publishing partner - PLAION has formed long-term multinational publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Activision Blizzard, Bethesda, Capcom, Focus Multimedia, Giants Software, Koei Tecmo, Paradox, Sega, SNK, Square Enix, Techland, THQ Nordic, Tripwire, Warner Bros and many others.
With its parent company in Höfen, Austria - and the HQ in Munich, Germany - PLAION owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
PLAION owns nine game development studios: Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham, UK), Fishlabs (Hamburg, DE), Warhorse Studios (Prague, CZ), Milestone (Milan, IT), Voxler (Paris, FR) , DigixArt (Montpellier, FR), Flying Wild Hog (Warsaw, Kraków, Rzeszów, PL), Free Radical Design (Nottingham, UK) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam, Amsterdam, NL). Additionally, PLAION collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.
Part of PLAION is also PLAION PICTURES, a leading independent film distributor in Europe with a library of more than 1.400 titles. Further business operations include Sola Media, a sales agency and production company for family entertainment, Spotfilm Networx, a multi-channel streaming network, and a sub-label dedicated to Japanese animation.
PLAION also owns the leading video game merchandise company DPI Merchandising (Denver, Roseburg, USA and Munich, DE) and a Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, CZ.
PLAION is an Embracer Group company.