The Surrogate is an interactive, narrative VR experience set in the near future. You are immersed in the consciousness of a female protagonist, whose point of view you control, and explore the hallways that snake behind the walls of a modern home she once shared with her husband. Set in a world rich with visual information and sensory stimuli, Juliana Bach suffers from an anxiety disorder caused by a proliferation of augmented and virtual realities in her daily life. After struggling with the disorder and experimenting with various treatments, she decides to hire a “Surrogate” to assume her physical presence. You choose how to follow the narrative, navigate the passageways, and see into the various rooms through the live action portals that offer an immersive vantage point. The story builds to a dramatic conclusion in which both Juliana and the Surrogate face the potential sublimation of their identities – two halves of a nearly merged new whole.
Created & Directed by Peter Flaherty