Play The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Now on NVIDIA SHIELD™

By Steve Klett - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

Over the past two weeks we’ve brought you zombies to slay and a twisted dreamworld to explore. Now it’s time to break that overcoat out of the closet (not the creepy one), grab a magnifying glass, and do your best Sherlock Homes impression. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is available to play immediately on NVIDIA SHIELD.

You are Paul Prospero, a savvy detective with paranormal abilities that enable you to sense where important objects, or clues, are hidden and then recreate the timeline to someone’s murder, or abduction. And this is handy because Ethan Carter, a young boy with supernatural talents of his own has gone missing—and it’s up to you to find him.

You’ll need to explore the Carter’s hometown of Red Creek Valley thoroughly to unravel exactly what happened to Ethan. How you accomplish this task is entirely up to you as the game gives you an extremely high degree of freedom. Rest assured your special talents will be put to task and some dark secrets, and surprises, are awaiting your discovery.

We’ll not say any more as discovery is the core of the game, and we’ll not spoil any of that experience here. We will add, however, that The Vanishing of Ethan Carter is visually stunning thanks to Unreal Engine 3. Plus, the game has a four-star average rating on MetaCritic, and it won an award for Best Game Innovation from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts earlier this year.

To play, navigate to the GRID Games menu inside the SHIELD Hub app, select The Vanishing of Ethan Carter from the list of available titles, and start sleuthing!

The GRID Games library now includes 43 games that you can play on-demand on your SHIELD for free, and NVIDIA’s committed to adding new games every week. Use the hashtag #SHIELDTuesday on Twitter to stay up-to-date with new releases.

GRID is an on-demand gaming service that streams a library of popular games to SHIELD devices in high definition, with fluid frame rates and low latency. GRID is like Netflix for games, and it’s available exclusively to SHIELD owners in North America, most of Western Europe, and Asia-Pacific for free through June 30, 2015.

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