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Posts tagged “Soundself”

Soundself: A Technodelic uses your voice to craft virtual hallucinations

I wouldn’t know where to start in acquiring mind-altering substances on the mean streets of Scotland, but I do know where to get them virtually. I checked Steam’s ‘Upcoming’ tab this morning and spotted SoundSelf: A Technodelic, an experience (notagame) that uses your own voice to loop trippy music and visuals to you. I might have to lock the door to my home office, but…

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Office Rage: Biometric Emotional Manipulation

One wanky reason why I'm not excited by this virtual reality fad is that it's currently focused on shunting people off into virtual worlds, whereas I feel my life right now needs to be deeper in actual reality. I'm more into games using biometrics, tapping into unseen realities of our own bodies. (Not that there isn't room for both, mind--or ideally combining the two.) Dear…

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A Game And A Chat: RPS (And Friends!) Talk GDC Day One

RPS is at GDC! It's a match made in heaven because both of our acronyms are three letters long. Each day of the conference is jam-packed with formidable amounts of intrigue - far more than any single person could take in on their own without suffering catastrophic brain combustion. And so, I have elected to gather cadres of knowledgeable humans each day this week to discuss…

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Soundself Has Got People Talking

It bears reminding ourselves that old-school RPGs and adventure games with sky-high budgets aren't the real reason that crowdsourcing is a tantalising new model for game development. Smaller, madder ideas with eminently achievable funding goals are why Kickstarter and IndieGoGo are a force for good. Soundself ticks all the right boxes - novel but not ridiculous concept, sensible target, playable prototype. The 'not a game'…

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