As the zeitgeist of electronic dance music erupts into a technological hell, new ways to experience the life and music of one of its most legendary artists continue to emerge.
Almost four years after Avicii’s tragic death, his life and music captivate fans through documentaries, biographies and other posthumous media endeavors. Now gamers will soon be able to experience Avicii’s music in VR thanks to Wired Productions and Hello There Games, which are launching a virtual reality edition of AVICII Invector: Encore Edition Thu. Nintendo, the original game helps “recreate the festive atmosphere of an AVICII concert”.
The new galactic rhythm game, in which players can play notes on 35 of Avicii’s timeless songs, arrives on Meta Quest 2 on January 27, 2022. Leo Zullo, CEO of Wired Productions, called it ” unforgettable virtual reality experience “in a press release shared with EDM.com.
All musical royalties from each copy of the game sold will benefit the Tim Bergling Foundation, which works to destigmatize mental health and educate young people about suicide.
“When Tim and I started talking about Invector, he actually received a first prototype of a VR headset. He was fascinated by the technology and the opportunities it created, âsaid Oskar Eklund, CEO of Hello There Games. âWorking with Tim’s dad, Klas, to complete this project has been an emotional process for the whole team. We still mourn for Tim, but we came together knowing that this was a project he was very passionate about and I hope his fans can continue to celebrate and remember Avicii for the light he was. “
Eklund’s portrayal of Avicii as a scout at the intersection of music and tech echoing commentary made by famous singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc featured on Avicii’s world hit “Wake Me Up “, who declared EDM.com in a 2021 interview that the late DJ was said to have been at the forefront of the NFT boom.
“I think so [Avicii] was there, he certainly would have been one of the first musical artists to engage in the world of NFT, “said Blacc.” As an agent or representative of his legacy – because of the music we made – I want his legacy to be a part of it. “
the AVICII Invector: Encore Edition Virtual reality experience is available for wishlist now via Meta Quest.