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A short interactive story for room-scale VR: Become Caliban, the scion of a broken lineage struggling to understand your dark inheritance. Explore the ruins of the family estate, and the incredible realm below seeking clues to your past, and to the events that severed you from your family long ago.

Title: Caliban Below
Director: Michael Conelly
Country: USA
Format: Roomscale, HTC Vive
Genre: Horror, Suspense
Running Time: 15m

The sun will not rise, just endless moons – and you, Caliban, must try to learn why you have become trapped in a dream. It is 1680, Northern Italy. You are the last heir of a noble lineage, struggling to understand your dark inheritance. Explore the ruins of the family estate, and the incredible realm below, seeking clues to your past, and to the events that severed you from your family long ago. The darkness below reaches back centuries, and your place in this story is about to become terrifyingly clear.

Caliban Below is about the darkness that comes when love is overpowered by avarice and desperation. It’s a fully room-scale VR experience, and is a spiritual heir to Edgar Allen Poe and HP Lovecraft. It uses a bit of A.I. to transparently enhance the storytelling, and give each visitor a bespoke experience.

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