The New Frontier festival section of the festival is small but mighty. The space houses many interactive experiences and I was fortunate enough to see Metamorphic. This social VR experience lets multiple users participate in the exploration of 'majestically drawn worlds'. The participant's body is visually transformed into being a part of this beautifully painted 3D world, through the use of movement, breath and pulse trackers.
The experience's narrative guides you through this immersive world with mesmerizing visuals that constantly evolve, leaving plenty to explore. Virtual characters encourage you to dance with them as well as being able to interact with your fellow participants represented in the space. The sound design further amplifies the experience and creates a sense of total immersion.
The high calibrate of 3D design, sound design and storytelling made this VR experience a highly memorable one. I enjoyed how the strength of the art and performance made the wearable VR hardware quickly become an invisible tool that facilitated this phenomenal experience.
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