Coatsink Reveals ‘Shadow Point’ Gameplay in New Trailer, Coming to Quest & Rift in Spring

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Coatsink, the studio behind the Esper series and Augmented Empire (2018), released a new video showing off a few more stylish gameplay mechanics coming to Shadow Point, the upcoming story-driven puzzle adventure for Quest and Rift.

Shadow Point is a first-person single player game that throws you into a mystical world that unfolds between a mountaintop observatory and an ever-changing fantasy environment.

Narrated by none other than Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), you’re guided by the journal of Edgar Mansfield as you explore, cast shadows and solve the sort of mind-bending puzzles that virtual reality handles so well.

You’re tasked with uncovering the mystery of missing schoolgirl, Lorna McCabe who vanished from Shadow Point Observatory twelve years prior.

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We went hands-on with Shadow Point on Oculus Quest at GDC last month, and it served up a number of interesting and engaging puzzles which are designed to twist your perception. During our demo, we were only allowed to see the shadow-casting mechanic; you grasp an object and line it up so that its shadow fits a predetermined profile, letting you unlock doors and portals that take you to improbable places.

The new trailer however reveals a number of other interesting-looking mechanics like a transmogrifying magnifying glass, non-euclidean spaces, and a portal-style glass that ostensibly lets you see a space from another time.

Shadow Point is set to release sometime this spring as day-one launch title for Quest, and will also release simultaneously on Rift.

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  • JesuSaveSouls

    Looks fun,can hardly wait for new releases like this.Jesus God’s Son also died for you,He is alive !

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    • honestly, please stop ramming your religious beliefs down our throats. It’s distasteful and irritating, and off topic also.

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  • impurekind

    Looks cool.

  • It seems to have a lot of original solutions. Absurd things that are not possible in real life… this is what we want from VR!

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  • Finally, something original to enjoy on the Quest. Most things I’ve seen are watered-down ports. This looks pretty solid. I hope it’s not too costly though. $10 would be very justifiable. If it’s $20, it better be really amazing.

    Also, unlike “Paper Beast”, this article doesn’t leave me feeling like my time has been wasted. It’s useful information with no BS or hype. I know what this game is, what it’s about, and a bit of what I can expect. I know this company isn’t going to rip me off with some bait-and-switch tactics. It should be a solid exploration game with interesting puzzles. Paper Beast is… um… a game? Maybe?