The Gallery Episode 2: Heart of the Emberstone was a big step up for the VR adventure series and developer Cloudhead Games. One of the most memorable sections of the game involved the player being transported to and fro locations with the aid of an enormous stone giant named Boulder. It was pretty impossible not to fall in love with the silent behemoth as you watched him interact with a hologram of your sister, Elsie.
Today, Cloudhead resurrected its developer diary video series, detailing what went into making one of VR’s biggest characters yet. The six-minute clip features members of the team talking about the design of the character, which actually calls back to the original room-scale demo Cloudhead built for the unveiling of the HTC Vive three years ago. In fact there’s even footage of that demo, which we haven’t seen online before. Clearly, it was a long journey to then getting the right design, including different iterations of the episode’s script.
Sadly, there’s no word on Episode 3 for The Gallery just yet (studio head Denny Unger did tease that the series ‘still has its day coming’), though we’d expect it will still be a while before Cloudhead is ready to talk about that.