JOURNEY TO THE PLACE OF TOMORROW

Journey to the Place of Tomorrow (JTTPOT) is Encinal Media's first Music App.  Notwithstanding the user occasionally being attacked by flaming skulls and engaging in dogfights with the Red Baron, we want the experience to be positive and uplifting.  JTTPOT presents a set of ten musical themes, with surrealistic VR supporting elements.  The music was written first, and all the visual and interactive elements are designed to follow the music.  Together, the ten songs create an emotional journey through modern life, in the form of ten unique VR scenes.

 

Each musical scene is intended to inspire different feelings and insights on different life experiences, with light user participation.  They are diverse in topic.  Each scene has interactivity in the form of surrealistic or symbolic participation in the journey.  For example, in one scene the user witnesses the shattering of a magical prison made of ice.  In another scene the user can travel through a maze that symbolizes old age and the end of life.  The scenes thus lead the user through a deeply emotional VR experience.

 

The underlying symbols, interactive goals, and stories for each scene can be summarized as follows, in order of appearance:

ROSE LIBERATION
    Help break open a person’s frozen emotions.

 

WATER PIECE (under development)
    Sail through an ocean as the sun rises, then sets, and night falls, like the ups and downs of a person’s daily life.

 

WE WANT IT NOW
    Help people from all walks of life start a revolution for a better society, and a better way of living.

 

NOT TODAY

   Explore the bittersweet feelings of endings.

GONE AWAY SO SOON
    Help an elderly person pass through the maze-like challenges of old age.

WHERE YOU ARE
    Sympathize with a person who must face the fact that her love is not returned.

FOREVERMORE
    Explore the importance of commitment, and the strength of a long-term relationship.

THE GOLDEN HILLS OF HOME
    Take a nostalgic VR journey back to a childhood home.

 

FIREBIRD (under development)

    Help a person surmount all the chaos and anger in modern life, and arrive at a place of peace and mental focus.

OUR DAYS OF SPRING

    Seize the moment and cherish the treasures within the relationship you have.  Stop and think, and appreciate the one you are with more deeply.

JTTPOT is currently a work in progress.  All ten music pieces have been completed and are available here.  VR scenes for the Oculus Rift have been completed for eight of the music pieces, and we expect the remaining VR scenes - and thus JTTPOT as a whole - to be completed by sometime in 2019.  An alpha version of JTTPOT in its current iteration is available at the Oculus Store and will be updated there as additional scenes are completed.  Please contact us if you wish to download (at no cost) the alpha version.

Copyright 2019 by William G. Dunn and/or David W. Moltzen.