#3. The Hubble Cantata – National Sawdust
“The first multidimensional view into space paired with a live performance.”
Google Cardboard has shown us that VR is real and affordable, Pokemon Go has shown us that AR is just as accessible. The Hubble Cantata is an intimate dance between virtual reality and live performance.
If you haven’t experienced any deep space VR simulations yet, get to know something like Titans of Space. National Sawdust are taking it a step further, crowdfunding a mass VR experience complete with a live orchestra tooled up to create a 360 degree soundscape.
#2. System Shock – Nightdive Studios
“System Shock is a complete remake of the genre defining classic from 1994 built by a team of industry veterans.”
1994’s System Shock is set aboard a space station in a cyberpunk vision of the year 2072 and “one of the first 3D games that took a methodical approach to exploration while revealing a story driven narrative through audio logs and messages”.
Often considered the spiritual predecessor to Deux Ex and Bioshock, the game has huge cult status and Nightdive Studios have already successfully crowdfunded a full remake to bring the game up to 21st century standards.