Ghost Giant, one of our favorite VR games of the year, will soon be bringing its touching tale of friendship to Oculus Quest.
As confirmed during our Holiday VR Showcase today, Zoink Games’ affectionate VR debut hits the standalone headset in December 2019. The game originally launched on PSVR earlier this year. No word on a release on PC VR headsets, but hopefully this news means that’s possible too.
In Ghost Giant you meet Louis, a young kid living in the gorgeous papercraft world called Sancourt. The game opens with Louis sobbing, and his tears appear to form the ghostly being you embody. Only Louis can see and interact with you, and you’ll go about helping him on various tasks.
We loved Ghost Giant’s adorable diorama worlds and many of its fun puzzles. More than anything, though, the game hits on some unexpected topics we haven’t seen explored in VR gaming before. It handles heavy subject matter like depression in assured and surprising ways, making it an unmissable experience.
“It’s an experience in which emotional weight guides your each and every action, giving you reason to act beyond a simple state of failing and succeeding,” we said in our review. “It is at times delightful and at others unflinching, with moments of VR purity that tear down the barrier between you and your companion. If you want a look at where the true power of VR lies, look no further than Ghost Giant.”
High praise indeed. We’ve got even more Oculus Quest surprises in our Holiday VR Showcase, so make sure to tune in!