Altar – an Oculus Rift Gaming Experience at TCAF 2014

More recently, I’ve been working on a project for The Toronto Comics Arts Festival  –  Comics vs Games 3. Henry Faber at Bento Miso put together three pairs of comics artists and game makers to produce three original 3D VR games using the Oculus Rift. So if you’re taking in TCAF this year, these games and a whole bunch of other awesome stuff will be presented at Bento Miso from May 8-10!

I’ve been working alongside comics artist Gillian Blekkenhorst to create the Oculus Rift gaming experience of AltarAltar immerses the player in an underground ruin where they must navigate puzzling non-human relics and graphic depictions of scenes in order to unleash a strange society’s evolutionary history. Through the process of investigating these creatures’ bizarre form of multi-dimensional historical documentation, the player “chooses” the path of history that these creatures follow. The player is encouraged to explore and understand the repercussions of different historical paths through the drastic changes each choice creates within the environment around them. Andrew Shenkman also makes an appearance in the form of a sweet little theme song.

Image of alter in game

Opening Party for Comics vs Games 3D Gallery and VRcade:
Thursday, May 8th, at 7:00 pm
At Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West

Games on display between:
Thursday, May 8th, 2014  –  Saturday, May 10th, 2014
At Bento Miso, 862 Richmond Street West

Also at Bento Miso for TCAF’s Comics vs Games 3:
Bit Bazaar and the Comics vs Games Talks 
Saturday, May 10th, 2014, from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Comics vs Games 3D Gallery and VRcade Opening Reception

 

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