Physique of Mine seeks to advertise transgender empathy by demonstrating gender dysphoria in VR, and is obtainable at this time on Quest.

Created by Kost, My physique is a full-body VR expertise that locations you in a physique of the other gender, narrating interviews from the transgender group by shifting your arms close to completely different components of your physique. Throughout our hands-on Venice Immersive 2023, we known as it a “honest” and “all-too-necessary” expertise.

“Physique of Mine was impressed by a need to see immersive applied sciences present a protected house for queer people, when a protected house in the true world can appear troublesome to search out, whereas additionally fostering a deeper understanding of connections – and disconnections – between physique and thoughts,” says director Cameron Kostopoulos in a ready assertion.

Beforehand a location-based set up proven at a number of festivals, Physique of Mine now hits residence platforms to coincide with Satisfaction Month. Whereas the SteamVR model requires 5 HTC Vive Trackers and a high-spec PC, due to the Agile Lens growth group, Physique of Mine makes use of “superior in-headset movement seize” that integrates Meta's full-body synthesis on Quest. It additionally helps guide monitoring and Quest Professional eye monitoring.

Physique of Mine will even undertake a method described as “radical localization” that doesn’t use direct translation. “As a result of gender and dysphoria could also be intrinsically linked to sociocultural context, we’re creating new narratives in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German and Mandarin,” the studio confirms in a press launch.

As for the long run, Kostopoulos is presently engaged on their second immersive challenge, “A Remedy for Straightness.” This upcoming episodic collection makes use of tactile features and blended actuality to “simulate conversion remedy for heterosexual individuals,” telling the story of a transgender survivor of electroshock conversion remedy.

Physique of Mine reaches the Meta Quest platform at this time and can be out there on Steam.


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