A MAZE. / Berlin 2021

10th International Games and Playful Media Festival

Myth VR

by Carrie Chen & Ingram Mao (United States)

Genre: Virtual Reality

Co-created by Carrie Chen and Ingram Mao, Myth is a location-based, performative VR experience made in collaboration with Peking opera artist Rose Wu.

The VR experience encompasses a sinofuturist reimagination of Chinese folk tradition and procedurally randomized digital deities, inspired by the shamanistic roots of Peking opera and Asian mythological symbols.

The journey begins with the participant seated in a physical chair. In the virtual realm, the participant sits inside a red carriage and is carried along a procession where snakes and deities emerge and greet you. Upon reaching the Court of Hundred Gods, the participant may step out of the carriage and perform a series of rituals, such as bowing and kneeling, to digital deities.

We custom-modeled and textured all 3D assets to create a micro-universe of fictional deities and architecture. We also incorporated procedural randomization so each participant will encounter a unique set of deities.

Platform: Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest 2