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Monday, November 28, 2016

Slamdance DIG Dec 2-10

Slamdance DIG 

December 2, 2016 and will run through December 10, 2016
6pm - 9pm PST

Big Pictures Los Angeles
2424 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90018 

Well, someone raided IndieCade this year and took what they thought were fun artsy games. Lol, they have You Must Be 18, Infinit-O and The Magic Dance Mirror, all from IndieCade.Slamdance's DIG returns with some surreal VR games and other strange plays. Hell, they showed of Thumper last year, before it went big in VR.

This year’s program features:

3VR (THREE² x 3P2:VR) by FLOAT (Kate Parsons and Ben Vance) is an interactive virtual journey heightened by optical illusions and atmospheric audio, spherical hybrids act as portals as the viewer navigates through simulated aural space to an original score by Kid606;

BAD NEWS by Expressive Intelligence Studio Design (James Ryan, Ben Samuel, Adam Summerville), an installation-based game that combines procedural generation, deep simulation, and live performance. Set in the summer of 1979, a resident in an American small town has died alone at home, and a mortician's assistant—the player—is tasked with tracking down and notifying the next of kin;

INFINIT-O, a video game by Corazon Del Sol, is a conceptual portrait on the life & influence of three generations of women artists, Eugenia Butler, Eugenia P. Butler, Corazon Del Sol with theme elements that oscillate between absurd dreaminess and narrative vehicles that explore the archetypes of womanhood;

MANIFOLD GARDEN by William Chyr is a first-person exploration game where the player rediscovers gravity and explores an Escher-esque world of impossible architecture to solve physics-defying puzzles;

NATURAL HISTORY by Lilian Mehrel and Serena Parr with original Music by Eric Beam is a wonder at the natural world through 360 degree video;

SOUNDSTAGE by Logan Olson, a virtual reality music sandbox built specifically for room-scale VR;

THE MAGIC DANCE MIRROR by Kyle Ruddick is an interactive visual music and dance experience that creates stylized mirror image of those using it with dynamic animated visuals based on a user’s movement, audio, and social interactions.

YOU MUST BE 18 OR OLDER TO ENTER by Seemingly Pointless recreates the feeling of being a prepubescent kid looking at porn for the first time through interactive fiction elements combined with ASCII styled art;