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Ricerca VR (Steam VR)

Ricerca VR (Steam VR)

Ricerca VR (Steam VR)

VR Shop Score – Silver Award

System: Valve Index & HTC Vive
Price at Time Of Review: £0.79
Comfort Rating: Green
Genre: 360 Video and Animation
Input: Tracked Motion Controllers
Best Playing Position: Sitting
Multi-Player: No
Age Rating: PG


Description: This film was originally experienced on 5 different projection screens in an art gallery space with custom-designed 8 channel surround sound and has since then been re-created virtually in order to showcase the art installation experience to more people with ease. Created by artist animator Yo-Yo Lin, Ricerca is a media installation that combines the virtues of cinematic storytelling with that of installation art, an experience designed to tell compelling stories in a more intimate format.

Ricerca pushes boundaries in storytelling by creating a cinematic experience every viewer will experience and interpret differently by how they move around in space. The installation beckons viewers to physically move in and around the animated film and explore the three-dimensional soundscape in the room, giving viewers the ability to develop a highly personal relationship with the film and go on their own self-search through time.

Review: Ricerca VR is kind of a VR art experiment that does a good job of holding your interest for a short amount of time. With some deep 3D visuals and binaural audio for a few minutes, it will keep you immersed even if you never play it again. But for the low price, I still think it offers enough to make it worth a download. It won’t be for everyone that is for sure, but those of us who like these VR 360 video animations will find this well worth a download. So if you don’t like them, give this a miss!

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