Mask Yourself Wisely
We’ve talked about this game before briefly as part of the Day of the Dev Puzzle Game Showcase, but this is our first time talking about Maskmaker specifically. Which is a real shame, because it definitely deserves its very own article. Maskmaker transports you to a VR fantasy realm, where you become the apprentice to its ‘leader’ Prospero. Players learn to craft increasingly complex magical masks, explore the world to gather rare resources, and transport themselves to different realms and possess various guardians using the masks. Sounds like quite the magical trip. If you’ve ever been curious about what the Happy Mask Salesman’s deal might be, you should check this game out.
“Our team set out to create a non-linear adventure that gives players a strong sense of presence as they explore the mysterious universe of Maskmaker,” said Balthazar Auxietre, creative director and co-founder of InnerspaceVR. “We carefully designed the game to help players feel like a real craftsman when creating these intricate masks, and experience the freedom and discovery as they traverse through unique worlds to uncover the secrets of the mask realm.”
In other words, you can expect lots of time to explore the setting and work on mastering the crafting mechanics. Wander across bridges, over snow, and through mountains without ever leaving your workshop. The power of the masks will open the world to you, so you must use them to solve the mystery of Prospero. The press release puts it like this: “Players will need to explore each world to collect rare resources, solve puzzles and develop their crafting skills to prove they are worthy of being a Maskmaker. From mask-to-mask and puzzle-to-puzzle, players will make their way through the mask realm to seek Prospero and ultimately unravel the truth behind this identity.”
If that sounds like a good time and VR doesn’t make you ill, add Maskmaker to your wishlist.
Maskmaker will be available April 20, 2021 on Oculus Rift S, Quest (via Link cable only), PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and PC VR via SteamVR.