The 91st Academy Awards take place this Sunday, a time to celebrate the very best achievements in filmmaking. To help get you in the red carpet spirit, we suggest checking out some of the best in cinematic VR available on Viveport and Viveport Subscription that push the boundaries of storytelling. From surreal dreamscapes that delve into the human mind to colorful and cartoony adventures into the cosmos, there are tons of immersive filmic experiences to be had on Viveport!
In this recently released cinematic adventure, you join protagonist Astra on an experimental journey into the psyche of her ailing mother. Memories and imagination swirl within her mindscape, as Astra explores in search of answers and closure. The developers of this imaginative and moving story sought to “create an experience that celebrates life, even in the face of sadness and loss”. We think they succeeded with flying colors (be sure to bring some tissues though).
The critically-acclaimed interactive narrative series The Gallery has been a must-play since the first episode debuted on Viveport. Using all the immersive tools at their disposal, Cloudhead Games are crafting an engaging, nostalgia soaked episodic story with a rich universe to explore as players search for their missing sibling in a fantastical unknown realm. Find out more about why this is a don’t miss experience directly from the developers.
Letting go of a loved one is one of the most challenging things a person will do. The development team at NSC Creative sought to create a raw, emotional VR experience that captured the torrent of feelings that goes along with the grieving process. With surreal visuals, powerful audio, and breathtaking moments, Vestige distills complex experiences and emotions in a way that highlights the human experience in this autobiographical documentary-like narrative.
Life on the seas can be a lonely and surreal one. Doubly so when you’re a sentient fisherman puppet! Stuck inside the tiny cabin of a lighthouse, you’ll need to navigate a humorous, twisty turny world of challenges in order to seek safety as a storm approaches. Featuring mind-bending puzzles and a compelling and metaphorical narrative, A Fisherman’s Tale feels like an independent animated short sprung to life in VR.
Check out A Fisherman’s Tale on Viveport and discover for yourself what exists at the top of the lighthouse…
What are we made of? Where did it all come from? These are the huge questions that We Are Stars attempts to tackle with tons of charm and a colorful aesthetic in this Pixar-esque virtual science documentary that will expand your mind and make you smile. Featuring narration by Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), you’ll be whisked away on a 13.8 billion year adventure to unwrap some of the biggest mysteries of the universe.
MANIFEST 99 is an ominous and eerie story about finding redemption in the afterlife. Set on a mysterious train inhabited by a murder of crows, you assist four travel companions on a journey to their final destination. Controlled with just your headset, you gaze into the eyes of crows to move to their perch, viewing the world from their scale and perspective. Look into the eyes of your travel companions and uncover the reason why they – and you – are on this train traveling into the great beyond.
Based on the Philip K. Dick’s short story of the same name, The Great C is a cinematic VR narrative featuring a thrilling storyline, stunning environments and a powerful soundtrack. The viewer is transported to a post-apocalyptic landscape in which the remnants of humanity are ruled by an all-powerful supercomputer known as the Great C. Each year, the nearby village is forced to send a young person on a pilgrimage to appease the mysterious machine – a journey from which no one ever returns. Leaving the safe confines of your village, you must decide whether to accept the rules of this harsh society or fight against the oppressive reality of the world.
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