System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £3.99
Comfort Rating: Green
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80
Description: Caelum is a world of many wonders and treasures, in development for the HTC Vive. It has fallen to pieces hundreds of years ago, but the people learnt to adapt to the new order and life continues in this fascinating realm. You will be exploring magnificent ruins of the past to find Borri’s hidden notes and acquire a Philosopher’s stone yourself. This journey will be full of dangers and intricate puzzles that hide secrets of Alchemy and the history of Caelum. You will discover hidden secrets, solve puzzles and explore this broken world. There will be times when we challenge your perception, others when it all comes down to the knowledge of the natural world and the mystical practices of Alchemy.
This world holds many secrets, and some have been unearthed by the events of the past. You as a scavenger hunt these treasures and find a living in doing so. Some are hidden behind massive doors some behind riddles and puzzles, it is up to you to find your way and snatch up the glory and wealth. On your journey you find this island that looks like a sort of monastery, these places are always promising great loot. You head in to find what is inside those stone walls, but it is nothing you ever imagined. This is one of Francesco Borri’s secret laboratories, hidden from sight and from the Inquisition. Alchemy was his trade and he was hunted for it…but it’s not just any kind of alchemy, he has found the way to create the Philosopher’s stone, a source of eternal life!
Review: While graphically it is a very simple game I have to say ‘Caelum: Into the Sky’ is way more enjoyable than you might think. It’s an adventure of sorts in which you have to solve puzzles, find things and generally have fun exploring. There is an outdoor section (albeit a small one) and lots of mines and caves to explore. While I did mess around a lot I found myself finishing the game in about an hour and while that isn’t a lot of time it does only cost £3.99. I really do think ‘Caelum: Into the Sky’ is worth a look even at full price and that is a rare thing in the Steam store.