Author: jcellsworth

Title: The Key
DIR: Elli Raynai
Country: Canada RT: 7m
Production Company: Cinehackers

The Key is a narrative cinematic VR experience that allows the viewer to inhabit the perspective of the protagonist in order to explore a traumatic memory in their past.  Through the narrative the viewer not only has ability to observer the memory, but must follow an alternative path that fundamentally changes what happened and as a result brings the protagonist to a healing moment.  The Key was designed specifically for the HTC Vive as it takes advantage of the headset rooms scale technology in a unique way, as the viewer must physically interact with the environment in order to progress the story.  The experience also utilises photogrammetry to build environments and Depthkit to capture real performances that are then composited in the experience, which fundamentally results in a very convincing and engaging interactive narrative.


Title: Pearl
DIR: Patrick Osborne
Country: USA
Production Company: Google Spotlight Stories

Set inside their home, a beloved hatchback, Pearl follows a girl and her dad as they crisscross the country chasing their dreams. It’s a story about the gifts we hand down and their power to carry love. And finding grace in the unlikeliest of places.

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Title: Irrational Exuberance
DIR: Ben Vance
Country: USA | RT: TBA
Production Company: Buffalo Vision Games

A surreal exploration through the far reaches of space.

Irrational Exuberance: Prologue is a surreal odyssey through deep space uniquely designed for room-scale VR. Explore mysterious phenomenon, hidden beauty, wonder, and awe. Go face to face with the infinite. I highly suggest to read this article about the best monitor to play your video games.

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