Philip K. Dick’s The Great C Arrives on Mobile VR Headsets
There are some truly amazing animation experiences for virtual reality (VR), showcasing how well the two fit. One of those is The Great C, an adaption of author Philip K. Dick’s (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) story by Secret Location. Originally released for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift last year, today, the studio has brought the title to mobile headsets.
The Great C is now compatible with Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, Google Daydream, bringing the content to an even wider audience. Secret Location used its white-label VR content management and distribution platform, Vusr Publisher, to port the experience over.
“Philip K. Dick’s cautionary tale on the pitfalls of worshipping technology is especially relevant in today’s society and our adaptation of The Great C stands strong as an example of how a VR narrative can be riveting while still conveying an important message,” said Ryan Andal, president of Secret Location. “We hope to introduce The Great C’s truly cinematic production value and storytelling to the millions of mobile VR users seeking a new sci-fi adventure to experience.”
Coming in at a decent 37-minutes, the dramatic sci-fi adventure takes place in a post-apocalyptic landscape where humanity’s remnants are ruled over by an all-powerful supercomputer known as the Great C. The story follows Clare, a young woman who finds her life upended when her fiancé is summoned for an annual pilgrimage; a journey from which no one ever returns. Forced to leave the safe confines of her village, Clare must now decide whether to accept the rules of this harsh society or fight against the oppressive reality of her world.
Secret Location is well versed in immersive storytelling having created a number of different VR experiences over the years, such as Insidious 3: VR Experience, Sleepy Hollow: VR Experience, Transpose and Blasters of the Universe.
The Great C is available now for Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, as well as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive from the usual online stores, retailing for $5.99 USD. VRFocus will continue its coverage of Secret Location, reporting back with any further updates.