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GNOG

A funny puzzle game that allows you to solve riddles resembling three-dimensional puzzles, stylized on the colored heads of monsters. Production uses virtual or augmented reality technologies. It was created by an independent studio KO_OP and released by Double Fine Presents.

Logic | augmented reality | experimental/art | Oculus Rift | PlayStation VR | HTC Vive | virtual reality

GNOG cover

developer: KO_OP

Official website

Game mode: single player

game release date:

02May2017

PS4

28Nov2017

iOS

17Jul2018

PC

GNOG is an original 3D puzzle game that uses touch interface. The title enables the players to explore the full range of surprises and mysteries to be found in... heads of strange monsters. The title is also distinguished by colorful visuals and support for VR/AR technology. The game was developed by the independent studio KO_OP (in the past they helped Square Enix to work on Lara Croft GO). The publisher was Double Fine (as part of the Double Fine Presents brand).

Mechanics

GNOG is about solving three-dimensional puzzles - we operate various elements of monster heads, rotating them, opening and activating various functions - e.g. switching levers, moving wheels or rotating shelves. When playing we also find collectibles (e.g. coins). We use motion controllers (in case we play VR), gamepads, or a mouse and keyboard to control the game.

It is worth noting, that the first control system offers a more natural way of interacting with the environment and provides a more complete experience. By touching particular parts of the world, we create a variety of effects that enable us to achieve the goal and move on to the next level. Music reacts to our actions as well, changing adequately.

Game modes

GNOG can be played only solo. The mainstay of the game is the single-player mode - the title does not offer any online features.

Technical aspects

GNOG features original high-quality visuals. Their main elements are inspired by real-life toys, hand-drawn, heads of monsters, which have been transferred to a three-dimensional environment. Each of them is different, but all of them are characterized by interesting designs and a very distinctive palette of colors.

The PC version of the game works with HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Valve Index goggles. PS4 release is compatible with PlayStation VR goggles and PlayStation Move motion controllers. Edition for iOS devices uses AR technology - in this case, the gameplay is transferred to the real world (e.g. to our table or desk).

Age Rating

age requirements: everyone

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970 / Radeon R9 290 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Dual Core 2.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 460 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7

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