M CURIE | CHRONICLE ’20 | SPINOOCHI | SMASHERS | THE RED FLUTE | SHOCKWAVES | THE ARK | GHOSTS OF CAMP X | NUMEROLOGY VR | XR LAB | TIMEWAVE | BRAVE NEW WORLD | KPE | VELOCITY LAB | THE IMPOSTOR | BLACKWATER | SIRE | GLOBAL THEATRE
Shockwaves is a VR game (scavenger hunt for intelligence) based on the trials and tribulations of US military interrogators in Iraq during the height of the insurgency (2006).
Its original form was a full-length play inspired by Matthew Alexander’s memoir “How to Break a Terrorist: The U.S. Interrogators Who used Brains, Not Brutality to Take Down the Deadliest Man in Iraq.” Powell did a reading of the play with Victor Verhaeghe (Boardwalk Empire) playing the lead interrogator (“gator”), and then transformed the play into an immersive experience.
Shockwaves (Rift, Vive) was presented at the VR Jubilee at the Time-Life Center in 2017, exclusive media sponsor Time Inc.
Technologies used: Unity 3D, Maya, Premiere, Photoshop.
TEN SCENES, TEN LEVELS, TEN ENVIRONMENTS
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