Shirley Park

Through the Dark

 

Platform: Oculus Rift, PS Move

 

Time: 3 Weeks

 

Role: Narrative Designer, Artist

 

Through the Dark is a story told through virtual reality. It runs on the Oculus Rift device. In it, the player begins placed in complete darkness in a subway station. Brief flashes of light illuminate the world when the player "taps" around with a cane, that is controlled through a PS Move. The player is guided by music played at points in the tunnel by street musicians, which illuminates the scene with waves of color.

 

This was my personal favorite project that I worked on during my first semester course, Building Virtual Worlds. I worked on narrative design, using storyboards.

 

Teammates: Rui Trinidade, Artist; Marco Viera, Sound Designer; Anthony Scott, Programmer; Robin Li, Programmer