Become an audience member at the Blue Zula, an intimate venue inside a Victorian mansion. Each concert is recorded using and array of over 20 mics to bring you an immersive listening experience that changes as you travel through the room. You can also play games in the old school arcade.
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Why Early Access?

“This project started out as an experiment in music listening thanks to the Creative BC Innovation Fund. Music has never been experienced this way before and I would like to know if there is an audience for this type of music experience.
As a solo-first-time-developer I need the VR community's feedback on whether there are any bugs and if the UI is optimal.

I really want to make this a multiplayer experience so you could hangout at the concerts with your friends. But the multiplayer function needs to be thoroughly tested for bugs and enhanced. I want to perfect the experience before launching it officially. I'd also welcome any input and ideas on features that work well, and on any I should add, especially in the arcade room.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It will be on Early Access for approximately 6 months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have more music tracks with animations and more arcade game.
It will also have perfected the sound attenuation even more.
I hope to add compatibility for other systems as well.
I also want to make the multiplayer option work.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“In its current state you can enjoy the concert and arcade as a single player.
It includes 7 music tracks, 4 of which are accompanied by strings and 4 of which are instrumentals.

The arcade room includes a bowling alley, a couple of slam dunk machines and a pool table.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We plan to gradually raise the price as we ship new content and features.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“I would love feedback on what other arcade games I should add and on general overall experience...and on any bugs you might encounter.”
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About This Game

The Blue Zula Concert Series is a fully immersive listening experience that is only possible in virtual reality. While travelling through the environment you change the mix in your headphones. Each track was recorded with over 20 microphones positioned in an array and placed in their virtual equivalent location to replicate real room acoustics.
Musician/Solo developer's debut.
Recorded in Vancouver's finest facilities.
All the musicians were scanned and motion captured while playing the recorded tracks.

Being a musician I wanted to explore new ways of immersing audiences in music and to use the latest technologies to enhance the listening experience.
So this is what I came up with. A live show set in a virtual space with an old school arcade next door for extra hangout space.

I intend to add more arcade machines and more tracks in future updates as well as multiplayer support and animation improvements.


- Acknowledgements
A Big Thank You to Creative BC Music Innovation Fund!
I couldn't have done it without the amazing string arrangement of Donovan Seidle and the performance of both Donovan and Janna Sailor on violins and viola.
I composed all the music and performed the vocals and the piano.

Also without Epic - Unreal Engine 4 this would not exist and would definitely not look as good.
As the only programmer I couldn't have done it without the amazing assets from the Unreal Marketplace.
I've used them and I'm very grateful because they really pushed this production forward
Chameleon Post Processing
Bird band
Victorian dining room
Old town
Fantasy dungeon
Bowling pool and darts pub games
Advanced glass shader
VR Integrator
Hands VR

I also want to thank Blender and the Blender Foundation and Blender Marketplace in specific
Retopflow and Autorig Pro

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD equivalent or greater
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 10 - 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel i7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA 1080ti
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Focusrite or equivalent
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