IDEA B (Oculus Go & Gear VR)

IDEA BThe VR Shop - Silver Award
System: Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go
Price at Time Of Review: £0.79 ($1)
Comfort Rating: Yellow (Mild Movement)
Genre: Interactive Experience
Input: 3 Dof Controller
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


 

Description: IDEA B is a 7 track music album created to experiment with the idea of navigable VR music videos. Each song has its own simple, scene with mountains, plains, and some also have positional audio. You choose your own flight paths through the scenes, so in some songs you are steering yourself through the visuals in the scene, but also through the song’s audio, passing birds with guitars or string instruments attached to them.




Review: Gone are the days when musicians can make their fortune by being played once on the radio. These days bands and solo musicians are always looking for new and exciting ways to introduce their music to people’s ears and that is where IDEA B comes into it. This is a music album recorded and engineered exclusively for VR. But this is not just a music video in VR, this is an interactive music video in VR! In fact, that is selling short what this really is. Each song (7 in total) has a VR environment to explore while you listen to the track you have chosen. But as you move about freely over the virtual worlds that are full of life and other things going on, there is also 3D positional audio effects that turn your own exploring into what I can only call a music video! Yes, what I am trying to say is you seem to make your own music video as you explore, each video and things you see (and hear) in it will be different every time you play a track again.

But I can tell you all about my own experience all I want, but at the end of the day, this really is one of those things that you need to experience yourself. Even if the music is not up to your tastes, the style of what they have done with this app will earn your respect. Truly a unique take on the music album release and one that is sure to bring many others to the world of VR.


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