SoundSelf is the collision of centuries old meditation technology with the video-game trance. Turn off the lights, amp up the volume, and use your voice to fall through an odyssey of light and body.

Designed for the next generation of Virtual Reality, SoundSelf takes advantage of loopholes in human perception to induce an introspective state of ecstasy. It is as much for the experienced desert wanderer as it is for the intrepid novice taking their first steps into alternative experiences of self.

Inspired by a group-ohm on LSD, SoundSelf is the ambitious follow-up to Robin Arnott’s installation horror-experience “Deep Sea,” with the revised goal of inducing a blissful meditation-state instead of a suffocating terror-state.

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“Coolest thing I played at GDC”

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“It’s hard to describe the intensity of the experience [...] Absolutely sublime.”

Kotaku-

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“ZERO. FACE. LEFT.”

-Anonymous Hippie, Burning Man

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“I was blissfully lost.”

-Penny Arcade

 

 

“I saw, for just one moment, the glimmering shadow of God.”

-Indie Statik

The Development Blog

Mind-Reading

Jun27

I’ve observed two modes of playing SoundSelf. First there’s a playful mode: The player asks the system “what can you do, how do I play with you?” They dance with their voice, push SoundSelf around, explore its limits. They’re having *fun*. Players always begin in this space, but SoundSelf’s magic happens when they transition into a [...]

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System Requirements:

  • Windows (tested with 7 and 8), or Mac OS X (10.6+), Linux not yet supported (but it’s coming)
  • Intel i5 or better cpu
  • A decent graphics card
  • Headphones
  • Microphone (your webcam’s mic will do)
  • Oculus Rift (recommended, though technically not necessary)