Blackout – Specular invites you to glimpse into the lives of others

The ‘lives of others’ and voyeurism are both familiar tropes in narrative across various mediums, so it only follows that we’ll see these themes explored (and expanded) in VR. Picking up where CLOUDS left off, Blackout is a forthcoming “part video game, part live action documentary” VR film where you can hear the thoughts of your fellow passengers during a sudden power outage on an NYC subway. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the project is an initiative of Specular Studio (James George, Alexander Porter, and Mei-Ling Wong). Here is their setup for the plot:

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