Since the beginning, Theory Studios was founded on the idea of giving creators, artists and storytellers the opportunity to tell a story that’s never been told before. To be bold, courageous, try new things, and look at failure as only an obstacle to overcome.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to SZEN: A Symphony of Mysteries; complete with wonder, music, and most of all, relaxation.
It’s our way of sharing a unique experience, in VR, of falling into a new fantastical place…and just relaxing. No shooting. No blasters. No diving through obstacles or intense boss fights.
This baby began in 2016, when at SIGGRAPH Anaheim we had a team builder and many of us experienced VR for the very first time. We were blown away by the magic and intensity of it. The Vive had just come out and honestly, we were hooked. Szymon, the Creative Director on SZEN, wanted to capture the imagination and wonder he felt putting on VR for the first time, and thus, our journey of creation began.
After a couple of production babies, lots of late nights, broken lighting bakes, coffee and migraines…we’re proud to announce it’s finished release!
SZEN is our first song in what we hope is a long line of amazing VR experiences we are planning for the future.
If you have an HTC Vive*, go grab a copy of SZEN on Steam.
And even if you don’t, you can still grab it and listen to the wonderful music composed by Daniel Manoiu, Theory’s composer (and one of Romania’s best)! Let us know what you think, leave a review on Steam, and most of all…#SZEN out.
<3 The Artists at Theory Studios
*to our Oculus Rift and Windows Mixed Reality friends: we’d love some feedback and collaboration as it’s new territory for us.