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 as a Virtual Reality experience, 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

When will SoundSelf be finished?

Jul9

“The first 90% of a game takes the first 90% of the time. The last 10% of a game takes the second 90% of the time.” This is a truism that my programmer Evan shared with me just a few weeks ago as I was bemoaning how long it’s taking to finish the game. Making [...]

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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 i5-4590 equivalent or better cpu
  • NVidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or greater graphics card
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Headphones
  • Microphone (your webcam’s mic will do)
  • Oculus Rift (recommended, though technically not necessary.)

SoundSelf is currently in alpha – it’s buggy and may not run on your computer, or may act strangely.