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Phillip K. Dick VR Adaptation The Great C Available Now

Entertainment One and Secret Location is taking the cinematic narrative game The Great C to mobile VR. The Great C is the first-ever VR adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel, and is now available for Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR, and Google Daydream as well as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

The Great C's VR experience is a 37-minute sci-fi adventure scored by Grammy-nominated producer Tom Holkenborg (also known as Junie XL).

The game's official description reads:

The Great C transports viewers into a post-apocalyptic landscape where humanity's remnants are ruled over by an all-powerful supercomputer known as the Great C. Each year, the nearby village is forced to send a young person on a pilgrimage to appease the mysterious machine – a journey from which no one ever returns. The story revolves around Clare, a young woman who finds her life upended when her fiancé is summoned for this year's pilgrimage. Forced to leave the safe confines of her village, Clare must now decide whether to accept the rules of this harsh society or fight against the oppressive reality of her world.

Secret Location utilizes traditional filmmaking techniques throughout The Great C in areas such as editing, composition, and story structure, bringing a uniquely robust and visceral narrative to VR. This cinematic language is melded with real-time, room scale, characters and environments to engage audiences in a fully realized, next generation-level of storytelling tailormade for VR. The Great C premiered last year at the Venice Film Festival with additional screenings at the Chicago Film Festival, and FEFFS in France.

"Philip K. Dick's cautionary tale on the pitfalls of worshiping technology is especially relevant in today's society and our adaptation of The Great C stands strong as an example of how a VR narrative can be riveting while still conveying an important message," said Ryan Andal, president of Secret Location. "We hope to introduce The Great C's truly cinematic production value and storytelling to the millions of mobile VR users seeking a new sci-fi adventure to experience."

The Great C is available now for $5.99 USD on mobile devices including Oculus Go, Samsung Gear VR and Google Daydream, as well as the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

You can check out the game's launch trailer below.

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Madeline RicchiutoAbout Madeline Ricchiuto

Madeline Ricchiuto is a gamer, comics enthusiast, bad horror movie connoisseur, writer and generally sarcastic human. She also really likes cats and is now Head Games Writer at Bleeding Cool.
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