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Have You Played... Tilt Brush?

Master stroke

"Played" is a stretch, isn't it? Tilt Brush is a VR paint 'em up where you enter a blank void and art till your heart's content. Maybe you'll do a tree. A campfire. Or, if you're like, a proper artist, a giant luminescent fire-spewing dragon.

I've spent most of my time in Tilt Brush looking at other people's dragons.

I did throw myself into things, at first. I painstakingly sculpted a tree from the trunk up, convincing myself that every brown mottled splodge was building towards a masterpiece. I cleverly made branches follow the natural unfolding curve of my arm, and did individual leaves in apposite places, ensuring they didn't jar against a bulkier mass of tasteful green squiggles. I thought I'd harnessed the power of VR to create the best tree since Sin.

Then I stepped back, and realised I'd seen children do better things with macaroni. Much of its glory is lost in flato-vision, but here's that dragon I was talking about.

Tilt Brush isn't really something you play to win, but I definitely feel like I lost.

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Matt Cox

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Once the leader of Rock Paper Shotgun's Youth Contingent, Matt is an expert in multiplayer games, deckbuilders and battle royales. He occasionally pops back into the Treehouse to write some news for us from time to time, but he mostly spends his days teaching small children how to speak different languages in warmer climates.

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