About Super Nova
A VR Rhythm Game
Super Nova is a story-driven VR rhythm game inspired by PaRappa the Rapper. The game not only aims to stir nostalgia within old fans, but also allow non-traditional rhythm game fans to enjoy the genre.
Super Nova is a story about a man being chased by drones, police, military personnel, U.S. Marshals, and agents from the CIA, FBI, and Homeland Security. Is the player being chased by an evil antagonist who drives a black ’69 Chevy Nova SS, or is the car itself alive, killing anyone and destroying anything in its path to find the protagonist? This is a story of a man to find out the truth behind the musical distortions that permeate reality.
The Super Nova demo and proof of concept was an 2017-2018 LCAD.edu and USC Advanced Games Project (AGP) game. Super Nova: Episode 1 is now being developed as the flasgship VR game by XzoltaR Studios. Now that Episode 1 is in development, we plan on making it available for the the Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Oculus Quest (Via Link Cable), and HoloLens2.
More About the Student Demo
What would movies like Grease or Inception be without music? Music helps tell the story. It helps us feel part of the world we are watching or playing. Have you ever wished that your life was like a musical or music video? This desire is what makes games like Dance, Dance Revolution or Guitar Hero so iconic.
Now combine that world of music with that of a music video, a musical game narrative, and RPG game elements for a truly cohesive musical experience, a game where you are both DJ and action hero.
The student game demo (AKA part of the tutorial level) for Super Nova features a Hip-Hop rap battle level with two play modes. The first mode consists of the player blocking incoming notes materializing from the non-playable characters (NPC) mad rap skills. The second mode, has the player playing a "Note Highway" with their hands in VR. This note highway interface fits lyrics, percussion sounds, and guitar/keyboard sounds into the song. The last verse will feature a boss mode where the player must rap battle the Chevy Nova.
Student Demo Video
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