White Elk Studios announced that their award-winning virtual reality game – Eclipse: Edge of Light – is available on the Nintendo Switch. With the release, Eclipse: Edge of Light continues to redefine what’s possible in gaming, featuring more advanced features and original music by Andrew Prahlow, award-winning composer of Outer Wilds.
Created by former God of War developers, Eclipse: Edge of Light is a first-person exploration game set on a sentient planet with a dark past. At its core is a mysterious story of a world filled with discovery and wonder. You awake after crash-landing to find yourself in a dreamscape environment, littered with the remnants of a failed civilization.
Eclipse: Edge of Light is currently available on Daydream, GearVR, and Oculus Go and coming soon to Steam VR, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest and Nintendo Switch.
Originally released in April 2017, Eclipse: Edge of Light went on to win three Mobile VR game of the year awards from VRFest, Daydream District, and UploadVR.
With the launch of the title on the Nintendo Switch, the game’s controls have been adapted to a flat version of the game from VR and the graphics have been updated, from its earlier mobile versions, to include normal maps, full screen effects like bloom, and dynamic lighting on the Artifact.
“As former Lead Level Designer at Sony Santa Monica, we are thrilled to bring the game to Nintendo Switch and introduce new players to a magical world shrouded in mystery and lore,” said Jonathan Hawkins, Founder and CEO at White Elk. “The unique story is told and unfolds through exploring its environment and interactions with the planet’s past.”
To create his vision, he recruited several former members of the God of War team; Cecil Kim for Art direction, Mario Lavin for sound design, and Matt Arrington for programming. Together with the help of Section Studios and White Elk Studios, these industry veterans were able to define first-person exploration games in the new medium of virtual reality.
About Eclipse: Edge of Light
Crash-landed on a sentient planet, you awake to discover a dreamscape world filled with alien wonder and the remains of a betrayed civilization. You find a powerful relic, the Artifact, that can interact with ancient technology and grant you near-magical powers. Just what secrets does the planet harbor? What cataclysm befell its inhabitants? Use your jetpack-equipped space suit to investigate the ancient ruins uncovering the planet’s perplexing past.
Immerse yourself in a fascinating and memorable new world. Can you rise to the challenge and solve the haunting riddle of this mysterious place?
- 3+ hours of gameplay
- Full locomotion – No more teleporting!
- Original soundtrack throughout
- Truly experience an alien world for the very first time
Awards & Recognition:
- Best Mobile VR Game 2017 – UploadVR
- Mobile VR game of the Year – Daydream District
- Best VR Game for Mobile 2018 – VR Fest 2018
- Google’s Best Daydream Apps and Game of 2017 – Google Play
- Best VR Game – IMGA Nominee
- Best VR Game – Unity Awards Finalist
- New Images Festival Selection – New Images
- FILE 2018 VR Games