Desert Mothers

Entrant 2020

Aaron Oldenburg


A meditative, multiplayer VR (and non-VR) experience in a procedurally-generated desert environment that responds emotionally to each player's individual actions.

Players start in the same environment, but this begins to diverge for each as their personal landscape, composed of individualized weather and hallucinations, reacts to the player.

The constraints within which they 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.