Black Mirror fans, doesn’t Project Elysium, VR software enabling you to talk with the dead, remind you of “Be Right Back,” the first episode of the second season in which a young widow signs up for a new online service that lets people stay in touch with the deceased? Needless to say, the outcome was quite bizarre; what’s the prognosis for Project Elysium then? MarketWatch reports on this real world software:
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Communing with deceased loved ones usually involves a visit to the graveyard. Project Elysium, by Paranormal Games, is attempting to turn the experience into a 3D virtual-reality simulation.
Paranormal Games is the brainchild of Steve Koutsouliotas and Nick Stavrou. Before Project Elysium, they released titles such as “Flappy Ears” (in which a player takes the role of big-eared Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and dodges spiky pillars, using only the flapping power of his ears), and Dead Kitty Racket (in which you … yes, hit dead kittens with a racket).