LOS ANGELES — Award-winning creative studio Psyop has launched a mobile Virtual Reality (VR) version of its hit fortune-telling experience, Kismet, for Google’s Daydream and Samsung’s Gear VR headsets. Previously available on PlayStation VR, SteamVR for HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift, Kismet’s launch for mobile VR headsets means that millions of additional VR enthusiasts can now interact with the charming and mysterious title character to learn what the future holds.
The unique Kismet experience combines Tarot Card reading, daily Astrology sessions and an ancient board game to create an experience unlike anything else in VR. Kismet is inspired by the mystic arts and brought to life in beautifully detailed, Gothic styling to transport visitors to a new world — a contemplative, spiritual place shrouded in mystery.
“Kismet uses the VR medium to illustrate Psyop’s storytelling and artistic capabilities in a whole new way,” said David Chontos, creative director of Psyop and the writer and director of Kismet. “When people step into Kismet’s world, they instantly connect with her and feel like they’ve been transported to a new dimension. We are excited to make Kismet available to millions of new consumers through Daydream and Gear VR headsets as we continue pushing the boundaries of technology, media and entertainment.”
Kismet is a collection of three activities, including:
- The Cards: Using a deck of 22 hand-painted Tarot cards of the Major Arcana, Kismet can peer into the user’s past, explain her present and predict her future. Each card offers a unique and magical animation; players just have to lean in to take a closer look.
- The Stars: Kismet gives daily Horoscope readings with unique outcomes based on the user’s Zodiac sign and the actual alignment of celestial bodies at the time of the reading. Each day offers a new forecast depending on the moon phases, planetary transits, solstices, and once-in-a-lifetime astral events.
- Royal Game of Ur: Players can challenge Kismet to a match of this ancient game of wit, roll their tetrahedral dice, and take off across the board of a game so classic it derives its official rulebook from a cuneiform tablet recovered from Babylonian ruins.