Shelley's Creation (work-in-progress) is a special sci-fi VR experience built based on biology, history, and sci-fi stories around Mary Shelley's book - Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus. We start by re-creating the scene from 1816 so that our users can answer Mary Shelley’s question:
“Would life be given? Perhaps a corpse would be re-animated; Galvanism had given token of such things: perhaps the component parts of a creature might be manufactured, brought together, and endued with vital warmth.”
Our users will follow these thinkers' inspirations including traveling to John Milton's Paradise Lost, meeting Lucia and Luigi Galvani when they discover Galvanism, competing in Lord Byron's ghost story contest, and solving the mystery of electricity and biology.
Shelley's Creation VR experience (paid preview) is available on Oculus Quest (App Lab). Shelley's Creation is made with Unreal Engine 4. Please help us fund our further development. Special thanks to Caitlin Krause for her insights and advisory.
Subject: sci-fi, gothic, biology, history, poetry
Format: interactive storytelling, puzzle-solving
Duration: 20 min (preview version)
Device required: Oculus Quest