After launching colourful puzzle title GNOG for PlayStation VR just over a year ago developer KO_OP had planned on launching a PC version with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift support in November 2017. That didn’t occur for an undisclosed reason, but today that delay has come to an end.
GNOG is a 3D puzzle game set in a tactile world of toys and secrets. Designed as a type of puzzle box, where each level is self contained players explore a series of colorful worlds with vibrant visuals and a dynamic soundtrack. Each puzzle is a monster head which players can point, click, grab, poke, spin, pull, play and more to unlock the level’s mysteries.
Each of the nine Gnoggin‘s hide a multitude of secrets so it’s all about getting hands on with each puzzle. Grab a bookcase and spin it to reveal a hidden pile of coins, slide levers to navigate a damaged ship through outer space, crank a wheel to cook a stew on the stove – each playful interaction is all part of a chain that has knock on consequences.
For the launch indie studio KO_OP has collaborated with Double Fine Presents (Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin) who’ll be publishing the title. The PC release will also feature an all new VR mode with tactile interactions that will allow players to get up close and face to face with each GNOG.
VRFocus reviewed the original GNOG for PlayStation VR, giving it a four-star rating and saying: “GNOG is an excellent title and well worth anyone’s time. It takes excellent advantage of the PlayStation VR functionality to produce something beautiful and striking, both visually and aurally.”