Sound Self VR Interview: A 'Genuinely Psychedelic' Experience

Mindfulness is the name of the game with this surreal VR experience. 


We know virtual reality is awesome for gaming experiences, but what about exploring the self? Andrew Zucosky met up at Shacknews' Indie Heaven with Robin Arnott, the CEO of Orpheus Technodelics, to discuss Sound Self VR.

Sound Self VR isn't a game so much as it's a journey through the self. Using your voice, you're tasked with exploring a strange, hypnotic world of sounds and visuals as you work to reach an intense trance-like state. It's an intriguing, dreamlike state that players seem to reach during the "trip," and it looks like an extremely mellow way to get in touch with the inner you. Just watch some of the people going through the title at E3 2018. They look so peaceful and serene. 

"People regularly come out of it speechless, crying, etc. They're experiencing something they only ever really experience in video games," said Arnott.

Orpheus Technodelics is a VR publisher of "psychoactive digital experiences," and this new product certainly seems like an intriguing one to test out if you're ever in the neighborhood or able to do so.

"It's genuinely psychedelic. It's not like, 'oh, it's trippy.' It is a genuine suspension of egoic narrative," said Arnott.

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Fueled by horror, rainbow-sugar-pixel-rushes, and video games, Brittany is a Senior Editor at Shacknews who thrives on surrealism and ultraviolence. Follow her on Twitter @MolotovCupcake and check out her portfolio for more. Like a fabulous shooter once said, get psyched!

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