It’s only about eight minutes long, but the VR experience Reaping Rewards puts you in the cloak of none other than Death himself, the Grim Reaper. Directed by former Bungie cinematics director and Lucasfilm employee Matthew Ward and also worked on by former Pixar staff, Reaping Rewards is now available to download for free on Steam.
When faced with a difficult emotional choice, what will you do? How will you feel as you make your choice? And how will it change you and your future?
Reaping Rewards is an interactive VR short where you make emotional choices to advance the story. You are an apprentice Grim Reaper on your first day of training with your mentor. During your training you are faced with difficult emotional decisions that challenge who you are and who you will become.
In Reaping Rewards you use motion controllers to make decisions using your hands, giving you a visceral connection to your actions and a unique way to engage with a VR story.
Reaping Rewards was directed by Matthew Ward, cinematics director at Bungie and previously at Rainmaker, IMD, and Lucasfilm. Music is by Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket, and it was produced by Limitless Ltd., the ex-Pixar/ex-Bungie team behind the interactive VR character experience Gary the Gull.
Reaping Rewards was built in VR using the Limitless VR Creative Environment.