Fourth-Person Puzzling Adventure “Pavilion” Comes First To SHIELD TV

 

Pavilion, the fourth-person puzzling adventure from Visiontrick Media is launching under what I like to call Nvidia’s AAA team NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios and is launching first on SHIELD Android TV today, Thursday, September 15. The game will start launching on other platforms next week. In Pavilion, you’re thrown directly into its mysterious world without any text tutorials or beginning explanations. It is a puzzle game portrayed through exploration and audiovisual imagery. By interacting and observing you gradually, bit by bit, learn things about both the puzzling gameplay and the world itself. Pavilion takes place in a world unknown to both the player and the main character. A surreal dream-like place where reality clash with fantasy. Fully realized in beautiful handcrafted 2D graphics and dreamy ambient music that makes for an unforgettable audio-visual journey that takes advantage of the technical capabilities of the NVIDIA SHIELD TV like the X1 chip to deliver the best possible experience to players.

Now on to my thoughts of it so far, after playing through a few levels of Chapter 1 I’m really convinced this is a unique game with little very “influence” from others and in my opinion the same sort of magical interest that Monument Valley provided me the first time I played it. It’s something about these style of games that is so relaxing but so beautiful in the artwork and all while making you wonder “how do I do this next puzzle?”. Another thing that I enjoyed was the trial by fire approach as soon as you hit new game you had a small intro but no sort of tutorial and going into this blind it took me all but a couple of seconds to figure out how this game was played and that i wasn’t controlling the character but where he could go, which is good for new users since it seems very accessible and very pick up n play but also you can sit down and grind through it if you want.  I haven’t finished Chapter one yet so it’s not that short but I’ll have to report back on how many levels there are but I’m sure there’s plenty because as you’ll see on our Youtube Channel later. Video is upHint: I’ve played through the first few levels and it just started to get complex when I stopped, so i’ll say for one chapter there’s a decent amount of content. As for chapter 2 there’s no word or timetable on that yet but i assume it will be right around the corner in a future update.

In addition to SHIELD TV, Chapter 1 is coming to Steam and Humble Store next week on September 22nd. The game will be available on consoles and mobile devices soon. To download either search the Android TV Play Store or if you’re wanting to install and buy from the web and install from there click here.

Launch Date: Thursday, September 15  Price: $9.99 Developer: Visiontrick Media

Anthony Garera

Anthony is a 4th year student attending Western Carolina University studying Computer Information Systems with a passion for technology and being an early adopter, also an Android Enthusiast. Devices - Nexus 6P, Huawei Watch, Nexus 7(2013), 13' Retina Macbook Pro, NVIDIA SHIELD TV, Google ADT-1, and Nexus Player.

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