NOTE: This project is an early prototype and is part of the Kaleidoscope Development Showcase. PLAYTHINGS VR: KARAOKE CRUISE is an interactive rhythm game in virtual reality. Karaoke Cruise puts virtual drumsticks in your hands and sets you loose on a musical playground set on a magical yacht from another world. There's no complicated buttons or tutorials--everyone knows how to use drumsticks. But drums are for real life: In Playthings, instruments are made from junk food. Playthings isn’t like other rhythm games -- it’s really you that’s playing the music. Smash gummy bears or hot dogs note by note to play along with the beat!
George Michael Brower
George Michael Brower (b. 1988) is a Brooklyn-based artist making interactive art. As the founder of Always & Forever Computer Entertainment, George practices a broad range of disciplines from animation to sound design and programming. Somewhere between game design and art studio, A&F makes immersive, oft-jiggly experiences about music and play.