Spain based developer Monte Perdido is set to release its VR puzzle adventure game Vanishing Grace for the Oculus Quest this month. I played an early demo of the game they released on SideQuest a while back and found it very promising, with a similar vibe to Far Lone Sails, an indie adventure game I really enjoyed from a few years back. That demo is still available if you want to give the game a test spin before it releases in the next week or two.
You play as mild-mannered Joel, a civil servant who lives in a place called the Citadel. Back in 1993, a solar storm devastated the earth, leaving the storm’s survivors no choice but to remain locked away from severe climate change. But Joel’s childhood friend Grace decides to leave the Citadel in her personal sand crawler that looks like a cross between a ’58 Ford Edsel and Luke’s speeder back on Tatooine. When her craft returns to the citadel without her, Joel leaves everything behind to find her.
You’ll need to learn to pilot her craft and keep it from breaking down as you travel the desolate wasteland searching for clues to solve the mystery of Grace’s disappearance. When you’re not solving the ship’s puzzles and fixing its many breakdowns, you’ll be scavenging the wasteland for fuel in the form of magnetic energy, which you retrieve with your trusty boomerang! We definitely need more VR boomerangs.
The release date is listed simply as February 2021, but we are expecting it very soon. When it finally releases, you’ll be able to pick it up for $19.99