ASPECTS: VR game
PLATFORM: HTC Vive and Oculus Rift
Diatribes is an evolving project that centers around a virtual reality haunted house. Inside players are taken on a narrated journey through an arena room where Nature and Civilization are locked in an endless battle. The project grew out of a desire to better understand what physical and emotional space we inhabit when trying to make sense of a disappointing world. In this first iteration players helplessly observer the annihilating effects of climate change as they wander through chambers filled with strategic maps, protective talisman and monuments to battles lost.
It was first presented in Fall 2019 at Kala Art Institute inside an installation of 3D model prototypes and 2D concept art.
The demo is now on tour, at each presentation site the public is invited to explore these worlds within worlds and give feedback as the project takes shape.
10/12 Womens Studio Workshop
9/6-9/21/2019 Diatribes installation and demo playtest at Kala Art Institute
Veronica Graham is the director, writer and designer.
Thomas Newlands is the gameplay programmer and effects artist.
Julia Kim is the music and sound effects artist