Celebrate Juneteenth in VR with Titles from Black Developers and Creators
A day for celebration, education, and remembrance, Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. It marks the day when federal troops arrived in Texas in 1865 to ensure all enslaved people be freed, nearly two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Today, we’re highlighting games and experiences from Black VR developers and content creators to help lift every voice on this important American holiday.
Traveling While Black Roger Ross Williams, Director[Felix__&__Paul__Studios]Traveling While Black is a cinematic VR experience that immerses the viewer in the long history of restriction of movement for black Americans and the creation of safe spaces in our communities. Visit historic Ben’s Chili Bowl and join patrons as they share and reflect on their experiences. Confronting the way we understand and talk about race in America, Traveling While Black highlights the urgent need to facilitate a dialogue about the challenges minority travelers still face today. Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform // Oculus Go
Sira: Orisha’s Garden Angelique Ellyn Anderson, Founder & Design DirectorLIQUE Story Studio An interactive VR narrative experience, Sira: Orisha’s Garden follows its protagonist through a series of historical events and initiations to uncover her ancestry and full inheritance.
Shadow Point Sam Ponsonby, 3D Artist; Chris White, Sound Designer; Luke Wintflint, Game DesignerCoatsink Set between a mountaintop observatory and an ever-changing fantasy world, explore a vibrant kingdom in beautifully-realized VR, cast shadows and solve mind-bending puzzles as you unravel the fate of Lorna McCabe.Available On: Oculus Quest // Rift Platform
With one life, no HUD, and no crosshairs, players will need their wits and combat skills to survive.Available On: Rift Platform
Jun 23, 2020 at 19:26