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Virtual VR is a tongue-in-cheek look at what happens when robots finally take over


The game also a great example of how narratives can inspire playability.

There are already plenty of titles available for you to dip your toes into Google’s virtual-reality-by-mobile-efforts, but none appear to be as meta or as tongue-in-cheek as Virtual VR (V-VR), the forthcoming Daydream-compatible title from Tender Claws game studio. (If the name sounds familiar to you, that’s because they’re also the developers behind the animated e-book, Pry).

This small team of devoted storytellers have put together a two hour narrative that turns you — the human — into an emotional puppet for robots. “In the future, all of our jobs will be automated or taken by AI,” said Samantha Gorman, the writer and co-creator of V-VR. “What’s left of humans is to do emotional labor for AI clients.”

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