UK design studio Universal Everything (previously) is in the midst of crafting an experimental open-world environment called Emergence, available in a preview film. In Emergence, the glowing yellow user-controlled character is surrounded by crowds of anonymous people who react to the character’s movements. The scenes are set in a variety of abstracted but familiar environments like city streets and under water. Presumably, the viewer will be able to control the figure in a VR or immersive gallery setting. Universal Everything explains the experience on their Vimeo page:
This is the security cam footage from a Bar One Racing betting shop in Ireland of an 85-year old man chasing off three burglars carrying hammers and a sawed-off shotgun. The shotgun I understand, but if the next two best weapons in your arsenal are hammers maybe you aren’t ready for a crime spree just yet. The old man even holds his own against one of the Hammer Bros, and I’d argue he’s just as strong if not stronger than that guy. I strongly suggest these degenerates consider a different career path, because it doesn’t look like the whole criminal mastermind thing is going to work out for them. Maybe they should do something more outdoorsy. Like what’s it called when you help grow plants? “A farmer?” No…. “A horticulturist?” Fertilizer — these guys should be fertilizer.
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