Puzzling Places is getting its first DLC with a paid pack including four puzzles to piece together from the Mars Desert Research Station located in Utah.
The MDRS facility is operated by the Mars Society in support of researchers looking to work in an area that’s one of the closest analogs to Mars on Earth. Based on fairly recent 3D scans of the location, the MDRS pack features four puzzles including the MDRS Exterior which gives an overview of the facility, its five primary modules and the surrounding landscape. When that puzzle is completed you’ll be able to see where the others in the pack — the Musk Observatory, The Ram, The Hab — are located relative to one another within the facility.
Developers realities.io brought Puzzling Places on a long journey to the Oculus store for Quest starting as a prototype on SideQuest. We rated the game “great” with its debut on Quest with its satisfying combo of interesting audio and stunning 3D puzzles, and it carries a 5-star rating on the Oculus Store. PlayStation VR owners should be able to play it as well soon, but for now Puzzling Places is available to buy on Oculus Quest and starting on Oct. 21 the new MDRS pack will be available as a paid DLC pack inside the game for $4.99.
Check out the trailer below:
If you’d like to hear more about Puzzling Places’ unusual path to release, we sat down with a couple of the developers recently to learn more about its development. You can check out that interview in the video below.