After an initial release on other platforms and a Quest port announcement last month, Gadgeteer will release for Quest on October 24.
The game, developed by Metanaut, involves using gadgets, machines and physics to solve 60 puzzles, along with a seperate sandbox mode that lets you go wild with the game’s tools. The initial launch was back in April on the HTC Vive, and has since launched in early access for other PC VR headsets.
Peter Kao, Metanaut CEO, shared an interesting little anecdote about the game’s title while responding to comments in a Reddit thread about the upcoming Quest release. As David noted in our initial review, the game’s mechanics are similar to that of Rube Goldberg machines.
Originally, the game was named Ruberg as a reference to this, but the Gadgeteer team soon ran into trademarking problems.
“At first, the owners of the trademark were okay with us using the name but after a year into development (and showing off the game publicly!) they changed their minds,” said Kao. “They said Ruberg was too close to Rube Goldberg and that people will be confused by it. So, we had to change the name to something else. We’ve always called the objects in our game ‘gadgets’ and so we landed on calling the game Gadgeteer!”
Gadgeteer is available to wishlist on the Oculus Quest store now. There’s no price listed on the Oculus Store for the Quest version yet, however, the early access PC VR versions are currently priced at $15.