HBO has announced an all-new social VR experience Lovecraft Country: Sanctum. And it will be a celebration of this series and Black voices that everyone can enjoy.
“In a first-of-its-kind, groundbreaking social VR event series, 100 select influential voices will experience three events consisting of immersive theater, escape rooms, art installations, puzzles and a live concert, via the Oculus Quest headset, all inspired by Lovecraft Country. The events will be simultaneously run on the social VR platform VRChat, which allows guests to talk and interact with each other in real time within the environment, and streamed to the world via YouTube Live. Viewers on the YouTube Live stream will be able to interact in real-time, solving riddles to trigger spells that directly impact the experience.”
The game, developed by HBO with the VFX studio The Mill, will feature voiceover performances by the show’s stars Jonathan Majors, Courtney B. Vance, and Michael Kenneth Williams. It will also include art installations by afrofuturists David Alabo, Devan Shimoyama, and Adeyemi Adegbesan. Series star Jurnee Smollett will also give a theatrical performance “inspired by the words of James Baldwin” and adapted by Lovecraft Country writer Shannon Houston.View Full Article