A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
Desert Mothers is a multiplayer virtual reality meditation circle. Players begin in the same procedurally-generated environment. This diverges for each as their personal environment, composed of individualized weather and hallucinations, responds emotionally to the player's actions.
The constraints within which the players interact are discovered during play, and revolve around the body, simulated breath, drawing in the air, and out-of-body exploration of flora, fauna, and abandoned human habitations.
"El ambiente que se logra nos pone a prueba, nos exige que reelaboremos continuamente nuestra relación con el espacio y el tiempo, nos sugieren que la meditación y la introspección establece una nueva relación con el afuera y pueden efectivamente cambiarlo." - Guido Saá, Game On exhibition catalog
("The environment that is achieved puts us to the test, it requires us to rework continuously our relationship with space and time, they suggest that meditation and introspection establishes a new relationship with the outside and can effectively change it.")
Virtual reality version requires Windows with Oculus Rift and Touch controllers.
Non-VR version requires an XBoxOne/360 controller.
GearVR version requires a bluetooth gamepad, not the GearVR controller.
Selected to show as a multiplayer VR installation at Game On - El arte en el juego, in Buenos Aires, IEEE-GEM (Games, Entertainment, Media) 2019 Exhibition at the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, Yale University, and at the Second Tri-Annual Maryland State Arts Registry Juried Show at Maryland Art Place, Baltimore. It was also exhibited at Slamdance DIG Showcase at the Wisdome, Los Angeles. Imagery was included in the photography exhibit The Game at MILLEPIANI Gallery in Rome, Italy.
|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Release date||Sep 15, 2019|
|Made with||Unity, Blender|
|Tags||Altgame, Atmospheric, Exploration, Low-poly, mind-bending, Multiplayer, nature, psychedelic, Relaxing, sitting-simulator|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Xbox controller, Oculus Rift, Playstation controller|
|Multiplayer||Server-based networked multiplayer|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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