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Blanket Heavy With Nightmares (Steam VR)

Blanket Heavy With Nightmares (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 80

Description: Blanket Heavy With Nightmares is an art installation created By Finnish artist Suvi Solkio in cooperation with Kajaani Art Museum and Kajaani University of Applied Sciences. The development team created an emotional experience immersing the players into the nightmares depicted in the blanket using virtual reality technology. The game contains an introduction of the actual art installation created with photogrammetry and five different nightmare sequences for the players to experience. The main aim of the project was to develop new innovative methods for presenting contemporary art, and also to see what kind of emotional responses you can provoke in the players.

Review: When art and VR collide the results are not often very good, but I am happy to report ‘Blanket Heavy with Nightmares’ is one of the good ones. This is not just one, but 5 different VR experiences what are said to be ‘representations of nightmares’ but some of them I found oddly relaxing. Sure, there is the odd jump-scare thrown in here, but most of the horror will be in your head which I can only presume is what the “artist” wanted you to feel. You might be all done and dusted here within 10 mins, but for a freebie, this is still well worth a look.

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