System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Red
Genre: 360 Video and Animation,
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Standing or Sitting
Age Rating: 15+
VR Shop Score 1/100: 60
Description: Dream Channel is a ‘choose your own adventure’ VR series about gangsters who buy and sell dreams on the black market. Players enter a VR world (The Dream Channel) and soon discover that their dreams have been stolen too! The starting sector for the story is the DJ sector where DJs play sets from the virtual night clubs – seamlessly monetised using Gaze Coin.
To gain access to the world you will also need to download the free Gaze Coin app from Google Play or the App Store, setup your wallet and then use it to scan the QR code and gain access to the world. Your wallet can then be used to earn gaze coins as you explore the Dream Channel sectors.
Review: I’m not sure what the pitch for this experience is talking about, But there is no grand adventure to be found here, just a treat for the ears and some low-quality 360 videos of some good DJ’s banging out tunes on the 1’s & 2’s. The app basically sees you move around a small area and going in an out of 360 videos with different DJ’s spinning music and people dancing (some of them scantily glad). It’s worth a look for something weird and unusual, but it will not be to most peoples tastes, but I have to say I personally enjoyed the tunes.