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Crystal Vibes feat. Ott. (Steam VR)

Crystal Vibes feat. Ott. (Steam VR)

Crystal Vibes feat. Ott. (Steam VR)

System: Valve Index, HTC Vive & Oculus Rift
Price at Time Of Review: £0.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers, Gamepad, Keyboard & Mouse
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG
VR Shop Score 1/100: 65

Description: Official selection of Sundance Film Festival New Frontier and Kaleidoscope Showcase Vol. 2! Experience candy-coloured psychedelic sound rippling through a fractal crystal universe. Crystal Vibes is a VR music synesthesia demo that utilizes the cutting edge of spatial 3D audio and sound visualization that maps sound and light based on the science of the human senses, to push the frontiers of technology-mediated sensory experience in virtual reality. With the project’s predecessor described as “transcendent” and “like travelling through a psychedelic kaleidoscope” (Forbes 2016), this piece ups the ante with music from producer Ott.

Crystal Vibes was produced out of research into the possibilities for multi-crossed-sensory virtual reality experience, including integration with the “Synesthesia Suit” for a whole-body vibrotactile haptic experience. It was presented along with Rez Infinite at Sundance Film Festival New Frontier 2017. See the website for more exciting details and to catch up on the latest research.

Review: Crystal Vibes feat. Ott. is a 3-minuet trip on the psychedelic side of life as you watch colours, shapes and lines all merge into one in time with the music. You do get some level of control here, but it is not much. Its weird, trippy and some people might like it, essential those who like the record producer Ott. While I do like these types of experiences I would have prefered it to be free. Also, you don’t have to own a VR headset as you can watch the whole thing in the video below! Why not watch it and let me know what you think about it in the comments below.

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