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A project in Austin, TX by Robin Arnott

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A euphoric exploration game controlled by chanting for PC, Mac, and Linux.
Backers: 1180
Average Pledge Per Backer: $31

Funded: $36,766 of $29,060
Dates: Mar 7th -> Apr 7th (31 days)
Project By: Robin Arnott
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Latest News

This LSD-Inspired Oculus Game is The Most Intense Thing I Saw at E3

June 14th - via:
I’ve seen things inside the Oculus Rift you people wouldn’t believe. And, for the most part, it involved the strange LSD-inspired indie game SoundSelf. (Read More)

THANK YOU! So what's next?!

April 7th - via:
We're ramping down from the Kickstarter campaign in preparation for full development of SoundSelf and our stretch-goal of an installation at Burning Man. You have made this possible! And we can't thank you enough for your support and participation in... (Read More)

Last Chance: Tees and Pendants and Something Else

April 5th - via:
Just stare at this for a little while longer... whoa... mmmm... that's right... OK, ready? This will be our final update before the end of the fundraising campaign! With just a few hours left, I'd like to show you some of my favorite physical... (Read More)

1 Day: What's in the Creator Pack?

April 5th - via:
In addition to a development forum and updated builds of SoundSelf between the prototype and the fully-realized experience, Creator Pack ($30) and higher backers will gain access to a suite of unique creative tools as we develop them for SoundSelf.... (Read More)


April 4th - via:
You have brought us past out main funding goal for SoundSelf. You have turned this into SOMETHING REAL and for that we are SO thankful! You've brought us this far, let's see if we can take the project to Burning Man!... (Read More)

2 Days: Mac Build

April 4th - via:
We're just over $1000 from making a complete version of SoundSelf a reality, and we have YOU TO THANK FOR THAT! Thank you, Mac users, for your patience. We now have a build of the prototype available for you to play. For PC users, this download also... (Read More)

3 Days: IAMA

April 3rd - via:
Robin is doing a reddit AMA right now - go ask him anything!  (Read More)

4 Days: Iteration

April 2nd - via:
Sunday's Zen Arcade party in NYC was SoundSelf's penultimate showcase event before the end of the Kickstarter. For Evan and I, the most exciting aspect of putting the game in front of so many people this month has been seeing how it needs to grow.... (Read More)

5 Days: SoundSelf and Action Games

April 1st - via:
With just a few days left before the Kickstarter ends, Wolfire Games have announced the integration of SoundSelf's voice controls in their own action game Overgrowth. We're very excited to be exploring with them how our own experiments in meditation... (Read More)


March 29th - via:
The Final Week!We're about to enter the last week of our campaign to create the full SoundSelf experience. This month has given us the opportunity to show the prototype in Austin, San Francisco, Boston and soon NYC to learn how players interact with... (Read More)

Robin Arnott's Transition From Terrifying Players to Chilling You the 'Eff Out (podcast)

March 28th - via:
SoundSelf, which is currently raising money on Kickstarter, is all about going WHAAAAAAAAAAAA into a microphone. Sort of. Literally. Kind of. Look, just listen. (Read More)

Subverting Your Senses: How We Do It.

March 25th - via:
SoundSelf takes advantage of hidden loopholes in the way your perceive to induce a hypnotic trance state. Developing these techniques is an experimental process, some of which are based on recent studies into perception, some are based on my... (Read More)

How SoundSelf Listens

March 24th - via:
Hello! I'm Evan Balster and I'm the brains behind SoundSelf's voice controls. Today I'll be giving you a look into that system -- an algorithm of my own design. This technology is the foundation of the game, and I feel it's important to show you why... (Read More)

Gettin Down Wit Yo Bad SoundSelf

March 24th - via:
There’s a certain quality of hallucinogenic drugs that nearly every old hippie burnout has spun tales of since the induction of ‘old hippie burnout’ to the modern vernacular, one that tends to be difficult to describe because of its literal sense-flipping qualities: sound and vision switching. To be more precise, audial and visual receptors in the brain are tricked by floods of chemicals into interpreting sounds as colors, shapes and the occasional Native American spirit guide – and vice-versa. This is especially true if you eat cured peyote cactus when you’re bored one weekend or like watching the Bill Gates documentary with a side of psilocybin chocolates. It’s also a driving force behind the sale of The Three Amigos DVDs to 30-55-year-olds. Who doesn’t love a talking parrot from Bahia that will pull himself out of the TV and turn into a 500-foot-tall Jesus made of gold? Nobody, that’s who. (Read More)

HALF WAY: The Oculus Rift (and a new toy...)

March 22nd - via:
"Virtual Reality has enormous potential for indie games, especially experimental ones like SoundSelf that push the boundaries of what a game can be. Ports of major AAA titles are great, but games designed for VR from the start will bring us the most... (Read More)

The intimacy of sound: Robin Arnott's mysterious SoundSelf

March 22nd - via:
Sound designer Robin Arnott (Deep Sea, Antichamber) takes us on a fascinating personal journey to SoundSelf, which creates an auditory-visual experience using the player's own voice. (Read More)

Burning Man! Stretch Goal Announced

March 20th - via:
Seeing this month how awesomely SoundSelf works as a group experience in a dedicated space, we've made a decision: If we're successfully funded, SoundSelf will be going to Burning Man.If you can help take us to $36,000 then we're going to build this... (Read More)

Our Public Demo Schedule - Coming to You?

March 18th - via:
We're hitting the road with SoundSelf. If you'll be in Bostin, San Francisco, New York, Austin or Paris this month, come meet us and play in person.March 22 - March 23, Boston, MA: Kickstarter Arcade at PAX East March 27, San Francisco, CA: It's... (Read More)

From the sound designer of Antichamber, comes SoundSelf

March 18th - via:
One of the most striking things about Antichamber is how the sound design makes the world feel bigger and more lush than it really is. The sounds and visuals create a hypnotic world that fills th... (Read More)

Play the SoundSelf Prototype Today!

March 17th - via:
I'm very excited to share this one with you: We've made the SoundSelf prototype available for download! Download Mirror 1: Mirror 2:... (Read More)

San Francisco MOMA and a Wild Rumpus

March 16th - via:
If you'll be in San Francisco in late March, there are a couple of events featuring SoundSelf and plenty other extra-ordinary games that you can't miss. The SFMOMA has announced a one-day "Ahhhcade" on March 28th. You'll be able to play: SoundSelf... (Read More)

Austin's Indie Game Scene Boosted By Failure Of Larger Companies (podcast)

March 12th - via:
There's a new element at this year's South by Southwest Festival in Austin - a gaming expo. Austin is a good place for it. The city has strong ties to the video game industry and its home to an estimated 7,000 independent game developers. Reporter Noah Nelson, of Turnstyle News and Youth Radio, went in search of the indie gaming scene. (Read More)

Deep Sea's Arnott launches Kickstarter for chanting game SoundSelf

March 8th - via:
Sound designer Robin Arnott, who created the audio-only terror experience Deep Sea and the sound for Antichamber and Capsule, is collaborating with Evan Balster and Topher Sipes to create SoundSelf, a game with the same emphasis on sound as Deep Sea, but a totally different goal. (Read More)

Deep Sea creator Robin Arnott launches Kickstarter for new game SoundSelf

March 8th - via:
Robin Arnott, the creator of the gas mask-powered horror game Deep Sea and composer of Antichamber, has launched a Kickstarter drive to raise funds for his new project, a similarly audio-focused game titled SoundSelf. (Read More)

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