Virtual reality (VR) presents brand new opportunities for music visualisation. Certain developers such as Harmonix are currently looking at this potential, and now another indie developer Carlos Ulloa has revealed his own take on it with Fantasynth. The experience is one of the many entries in the ongoing Mobile VR Jam, organised by Oculus VR in an attempt to produce more content for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD).
Fantasynth aims to be a ‘hypnotic’ VR experience in which audio plays an important part. “The experience begins in an empty room, as the music progresses visual effects happen all around you,” the developer notes on an official entry page. “When the track builds up, you leave the room and start moving through an evolving world, eventually flying before reaching the end.” A video of the title in action can be seen below.
Fantasynth is part of the App or Experience track of the Mobile VR Jam, this is competing for a grand prize of $100,000 along with runner up prizes of $50,000, $30,000, and $10,000. All entrants will be judged by a panel that includes Oculus VR’s Palmer Luckey and John Carmack as well as Telltale Games and other developers. The title is also in the running for a community voted prize of $10,000.
VRFocus will continue to follow the VR Jam closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.