The Under Presents
The Under Presents is a multiplayer mobile VR game that blends live immersive-theater and an otherworldly, time-bending narrative.
Roles | Game Designer, Artist
Studio | Tender Claws
Duration | Since May 2018
Tools used | Unity. 3DS Max. VS Code.
Live immersive theater meets VR to bring an intriguing experience set between two worlds. Players will explore a jaunty vaudeville stage featuring different live and recorded acts in a dimension outside time and space, and uncover the harrowing story of The Aickman, a doomed research vessel stranded in time.
As a game designer, artist, and Unity developer on The Under Presents, I had the opportunity to wear multiple hats on the project and contribute to various parts of the game. For the Under, I designed the game's multiplayer ritual magic (multiplayer spell casting) and restoration systems to inspire wonder, curiosity, and awe, and to encourage exploration and teamwork amongst our players and live actors. I designed, scripted, 3D modeled, animated, and optimized the locations, puzzles, and interactive stage acts within this overworld. I additionally polished and optimized various scenes and final levels for the single-player narrative experience on the Aickman.
SXSW Innovation Award Finalist (2020)
Oculus "Immersive Storytelling of the Year" (2019)
Forbes VR Game of the Year (2019)
IndieCade "Official Nominee" (2019)
Sundance Film Festival Official Selection (2019)