Woob – Tokyo Run – Hidden Mainframe Accessed

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With the recent move into VR (more below) I thought I’d do a check on how many have hacked into the mainframe. Incredibly 11 people have now managed to bypass the Level 4 keycard and accessed the system simply by viewing Tokyo Run. Now this may not seem like a significant number but it’s not an easy task – major patience and commitment is required! Personally I was expecting 1 or 2 at most. So congratulations to the few who have gained access and for the rest yet to try here’s the blurb from the original post.

As you can see the film features an access card not unlike the Return to the City Keycard. In the real world a Series 9, Level 4 Keycard gave you access to the ‘Mainframe’ – a beta version of the forthcoming Woob track. The film teases ‘Mainframe Access lies within’ so connect the dots add a little patience some simple guesswork/deciphering and see where it gets you!

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Recently however another way to decipher the content has arisen. Tokyo Run now resides inside it’s own virtual arcade cabinet on a giant wraparound screen within the VR Technolust Beta (seen below). You probably need a healthy dose of midi-chlorians in your system to decipher it in this way but the visual assault is significantly more potent. More details in this post

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Woob – Tokyo Run now showing in Virtual Reality Wraparound Theatre via Oculus Rift Game Technolust

Technolust is a Virtual Reality game for Oculus Rift currently in development by Blair Renaud and Chris Abell of ‘Iris’ . Along with a handful of other VR games Technolust is regenerating interest in gaming for generations of jaded gamers bored with the constant recycle of military and historical shooters. The game doubled its kickstarter goal back in May and is currently in Beta available to all backers and those who pre-order.

On firing up the game you are transported into a detailed Bladerunner-esque world, which you are free to explore at your own pace. The finished game will also include a Mars colony, wastelands and other area’s and feature’s many worlds within worlds. There’s also a videogame arcade where you can interact with some of the machines and this is where you will find the Tokyo Run cabinet. Shown above being played by a random youtuber you get a rough idea of how that might feel …and what better mind-bending way to view the film!

Clips from Tokyo Run also crop up within the main game dotted around on monitors and billboards as seen below. You can also play the above video from the beginning to see more. (currently it start’s at the arcade)

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For those new to Tokyo Run there’s more info here plus non-vr embed below.

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Mainframe Access Denied

I have written a short piece over at the Urban Times about Tokyo Run. It gives further insight into the contents within the film and might help those of you struggling to gain mainframe access. [Read more…]

Woob – Tokyo Run

Set in the future this is an intense, often disjointed realtime computer simulation of one individuals attempt to access the ‘Mainframe’.

This micro-length animation is a companion piece to the forthcoming short Return to the City. Although the two story-lines are self-contained both films form a part of the Paradigm Flux universe and lay down the foundations for the main story. [Read more…]

Woob – Return to the City Film Preview in the Urban Times + Soundtrack Album of the Month on Electronic Music Guide

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Return to the City – Woob Soundtrack Artwork on ‘Cover Culture’ Plus Film Stills on Flickr and a Hidden Review uncovered.

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Woob 1111 – Return to the City – Advance Preview and Soundtrack

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Android Dreams

Some truly Epic shots in this amazing new time-lapse of Tokyo. Shot over the past year, the film is a tribute to Vangelis and Bladerunner and comes from time-lapse supremo Samuel Cockedey. Regular visitors will know Samuel from his connection with Woob / Paradigm Flux and the Inter / States time-lapse video. Further collaborations and Flux inbound  but in the meantime feast your eyes in HD on the above

Read more about Samuel’s process in creating time-lapse in this Season 9 interview

Woob – Paradigm Flux and Inter // States interviews.

Mat Jarvis has mini – interviews with Samuel Cockedey and myself about Inter // States and the Paradigm Flux EP over at Microscopics. There is also a competition. LINK

Also for those adverse to Paypal you can now get Paradigm flux on iTunes worldwide. LINK

Inter // States

Inter // States a collaboration between myself and king of time lapse photography – Samuel Cockedey.

Samuel’s striking visuals focus on the neon / sci-fi – esque urban landscape of Tokyo after dark and the music includes a specially worked arrangement of the title track from the forthcoming Woob album Paradigm Flux.

Make sure you click the vimeo logo above and watch it in glorious HD.

and be sure to check out the rest of Samuel’s wonderful work either at his vimeo page or by visiting his website. To learn more about the process behind the making of Inter // States you can read an interview with him at this very site. LINK