"... It's not enough for video games to look amazing. It's not enough for video games to sound amazing. Video games have to FEEL amazing!" - Hapheads
Haphead is a new sci-fi web series set in a near-future dystopia where video games have become fully immersive experiences.
This immersion is made possible by a technology known as haptics.
Maxine (Elysia White), a young woman just graduated from high school, has accepted a temporary job in a factory which produces the latest, cutting edge haptic video game peripheral.
Soon Maxine and her friends hatch a plan to become very unofficial beta-testers for the new tech. Shortly after, they find themselves drawn into an underground subculture of peers who use the tech to learn lethal combat skills.
These gamers are known as hapheads.
Created by Jim Munroe, and produced by Postopian Pictures in association with the popular sci-fi site io9, Haphead invites you to visit a fascinating near-future with a premise that feels eerily prophetic.
With the introduction of current immersion tech such as Oculus Rift, and Microsoft's HoloLens, it seems inevitable the video gaming industry will soon attain their holy grail of complete sensory immersion.
These recent real-world innovations lend the series' premise a timeliness and realism many other sci-fi dramas struggle to achieve.
Haphead is also a pleasure to watch from start to finish.
It is extremely well-crafted in every way, including solid acting, extraordinary production design, convincing visual effects, engrossing narrative, and very timely subject matter.
Check out the official series trailer ...
Haphead is an eight-part web series with new episodes released every Thursday.
To watch the complete series, and to learn more about the production, visit Haphead.com.
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