We are delighted to see that Specular‘s Blackout was very successfully funded through a Kickstarter campaign that ended on December 17th, raising about $45K!
Blackout is a virtual reality commute on the New York City subway, interrupted by a sudden power outage. Gifted with telepathy, the viewer discovers interconnected struggles hidden within your fellow passengers’ inner thoughts.
Blackout puts the perception of the viewer at the center of the story. Through interactively navigating the crowd, the viewer discovers an interwoven storyline that is different on every viewing.