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S.E.N.S VR is a fantastic and creative adventure. It all started with a graphic novel and now we are creating a virtual reality game like non others. And we would love to share it with you! 

Please visit our dev blog : sens-vr.com / FB : www.facebook.com/sensvr

Twitter @sensvr #SENS

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S.E.N.S VR est une aventure créative fantastique. D’une BD nous sommes en train de faire un jeu de réalité virtuelle inédit. Nous aimerions beaucoup pouvoir partager tout cela avec vous ! 

You discover a strange environnement with a simple rule : follow the arrows. Sometimes they appear to you, sometimes you have to find them. 

In the same way than a game such as Journey, we are offering a simple, intuitive gameplay. We don't want you to spend hours learning the controls, we want you to explore and be fooled by an universe that doesn't follow any rules.

Your only control is the direction where you look. You have to follow arrows, sometimes obvious, sometimes hidden. Arrows will trick you with optic illusions, will take you on a vast sea ice or above infinite cities.

Scales and proportions don't meet the laws you know. We just hope that you're familiar with Droste effect and Mise en abyme :)

But where are these arrows taking you? To be honest nobody knows, it's your quest to find your way.

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Dans la veine de Journey nous proposons un gameplay simple et accessible, pour privilégier la découverte d’un univers aux lois étranges. 

 Le personnage et/ou vous devrez suivre toutes les indications qui vous seront proposées. Elles seront la plupart du temps masquées sous des volumes difficiles à comprendre, cachées sous le sable ou dans le recoin d’une illusion graphique. 

Vous animerez par le simple regard des objets qui à leur tour vous répondront en vous indiquant le chemin. Vous vous verrez parfois apparaître aux confins d’une mer de glace qui craquèle sous vos pas. Vous vous précipiterez pour voler au dessus de villes infinies. 

Pour aller vers où ? A vrai dire, personne ne le sait vraiment, chacun doit trouver son chemin…

Marc Antoine Mathieu is a drawer and a designer who likes to go beyond the envelope of the medium in each of his books. When we first read S.E.N.S, it was obvious for us: we had to transpose this story and this world in a virtual reality experience.

But that wasn't an easy job.

We had to discover in which way we could play with perspectives, how to design the strange bond with the character or how to write a scenario so intimate, in which each reader finds his own truth?

The results are here :

  • a mobile game (Magic Window or Cardboard)
  • a Samsung Gear VR game
  • an Oculus game

The game will be released on May 2016, and you can pre-order here in this Kickstarter.

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A l’origine, il y a donc une BD. Marc Antoine Mathieu est un dessinateur qui explore les limites du genre dans chacun de ses livres (personnage à la recherche de la bonne page pour terminer l’histoire, que se passe-t-il si le point de fuite disparaissait etc…). Nous avons eu un vrai coup de foudre pour ce livre et senti très vite qu’il ferait une expérience de réalité virtuelle formidable. 

L'idée était évidente mais la réalisation beaucoup plus compliquée! Il a fallu rendre l’univers graphique particulier - avec ses lignes dessinées à la main notamment - mais pas seulement… Nous avons du repenser le scenario, le lien étrange qui nous unit au personnage… et nous sommes arrivés à :

  • un jeu accessible pour mobile (en magic window ou en Cardboard)
  •  un jeu pour Oculus 
  •  un jeu pour Samsung Gear VR
Le jeu sortira en mai 2016, et est dès maintenant en précommande sur cette page Kickstarter. 

But if the game is soon to be released, that leaves us with this question:

S.E.N.S VR is fully developed for Cardboard, Samsung Gear and Oculus. The game will be released on May 2016 and you can pre-order it by backing this Kickstarter.

Why a Kickstarter then?

The creative universe of S.E.N.S VR can be taken even further. With Cardboard, Gear and Oculus, we went through all the possibilities in terms of gameplay with only one control: the look. We pushed this as far as possible, but we have the feeling that S.E.N.S VR can be way more than that.

We want to offer you the possibility to explore the world of S.E.N.S with a HTC Vive.

It is not an upgrade: it's a brand new game with a brand new gameplay in the same strange, tripping universe.

We need to fit the vast universe of S.E.N.S VR  in a 20m² room. To do this, we need to create a game from scratch and explore how we can transform the book again. The HTC technology will alllow us to:

  • Physically engage the player with interactive actions such as digging, climbing, lighting a torch...
  • Give the player the control of the POV, from first view to third view, and imagine how he must use it to resolve puzzle-like situations
  • Go even further with all the messing-with-scales-and-proportions thing. Imagine you grab a real object in the room and it becomes enormous in the game. Then suddenly it becomes ridiculously small while the whole universe expands around you

S.E.N.S VR is an immersive experience like non other and we believe that it deserves the highest level of immersive technology.

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L’univers créatif de S.E.N.S VR peut être porté encore plus loin que là où nous en sommes.

Les casques disponibles aujourd’hui nous ont permis d’explorer toutes les possibilités de contrôle par le regard uniquement. Nous avons poussé ce jeu le plus loin possible, vous pourrez le voir, mais nous aimerions pouvoir passer aux manettes et au motion control avec le HTC Vive ! Pour faire rentrer l’univers de S.E.N.S dans une pièce de 20m2, il faut remettre à plat tout le jeu et d’explorer à nouveau les potentialités du livre et de son univers :

- nous pouvons engager physiquement le joueur : qui pourra partir à la recherche des flèches en creusant, grimpant, en allumant une torche

- nous pouvons lui donner la possibilité de contrôler lui même les points de vue, entre vue subjective (je suis le personnage) et vue extérieure (le personnage est devant moi)

- nous pouvons pousser jusqu’au bout les jeux d’échelles déjà présents dans la version actuelle dans une nouvelle dimension : saisir un petit objet présent physiquement dans la salle et le voir prendre des proportions gigantesques dans le jeu, rapetisser tout à coup et voir les éléments du décor ou le personnage devenir immenses

5€ ($5.5)

An original artwork from Marc-Antoine Mathieu himself + Your name on the Thank You website of Arte

We will sent you a digital artwork from the designer and drawer of S.E.N.S in high definition (150 dpi). You'll be quoted on the website of our partner Arte when we'll launch the mobile version of the game. Thank you!

10€ ($11)

All the previous + A copy of the mobile version of S.E.N.S VR (Cardboard or Samsung Gear VR or Oculus)

The mobile version of S.E.N.S VR will launch on May.

35€ ($38,8)

All the previous + A digital copy of the awesome graphic novel

With this pledge, we add a digital version of the graphic novel S.E.N.S by Marc-Antoine Mathieu, the genesis of this project. 

50€ ($55.5)

All the previous + A digital copy of the Original Soundtrack of S.E.N.S VR, composed by Franck Weber

An immersive game like S.E.N.S deserves a mesmerizing OST. Composed by Franck Weber these tracks surely will transform your everyday commute in some strange journey. 

100€ ($110)

All the previous + A beautiful original engraving from Marc-Antoine Mathieu.

So you're a serious fan. With a 100€ pledge, you deserve an engraving from the graphic novel. There isn't so much copy of that out there, so you can consider that is a limited edition. Lucky you :) 

500€ ($550)

All the previous + One day with the development team working on the HTC Vive + A dinner with members of the team in a fancy restaurant

We're getting serious here. With this pledge, you'll meet the team in Paris, you'll beta test the game, play around with the HTC Vive and learn about game development with all the crew. At the end of the day, you'll go dinner with members of the team and discuss passionately of all the VR can offer us late in the night.

Note : transportation is not included :)

2500€ ($2, 775)

All the previous + A unique sculpture designed by Marc-Antoine Mathieu currently exhibited in his belgian Gallery

You may not know this fact, but Marc-Antoine Mathieu also produces his own sculptures. He works with bronze to recreate the special feeling of the worlds he designs in his books. Two of the contributors have the possibility to acquire a sculpture currently exposed in Bruxelles. We are speaking about unique pieces of art. The sculptures are priced between 3500 and 4000€. 

L'ombre vide
L'ombre vide
Labyrinthe
Labyrinthe

We are Red Corner, an indie production company which design creative and digital projects. Our aim is to offer experiences which trigger curiosity for the largest number of people.

The team behind S.E.N.S is a very diversified group composed by talented and passionate people.

- Charles Ayats - Armand Lemarchand - MAM - Franck Weber - UBMTH - Antoine Monange - Simon Albou - Animateurs et développeurs

Risks and challenges

We think that Virtual Reality must not only be used to simulate environment we already know, such as video game or the real world. This technology has the faculty to make us dream and take us in other dimensions. S.E.N.S is like that.

We already have the support from ARTE to fully develop the mobile, Samsung Gear VR and Oculus version.

But if we want to go even further, if we want to explore what virtual reality can be tomorrow, we need your support !

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