I love it when developers send me their stuff to try before it goes live. When I am intrigued by what I see or experience, I immediately try to get them on my podcast to discuss their project. Thus is the case with [NUREN] The New Renaissance.

Rev VR Podcast – Episode 94


Jake “Virt” Kaufman is already a well-known name in the game space with titles such as Shovel Knight, Ducktales Remastered, and many others that feature his soundtrack work. Joining him in this project is artist Jessie Seely, whose voice is heard in such titles as Double Dragon Neon and BloodRayne: Betrayal, as well as the already popular VR title, Vanguard V.

Together, along with a team of artists and developers, they are attempting to create a new VR experience called [NUREN] The New Renaissance. Their goal is to assemble the world’s first animated feature-length virtual reality music experience. Picture Pink Floyd’s The Wall, but in virtual reality.

They sent me a scene to try out for myself, and I have to say that I was blown away at the graphics and the soundtrack. The scene pulsed to the beat of the music, and I was actually a bit disappointed that there wasn’t more for me to watch. Luckily, Jake and Jessie have decided to take NUREN to Kickstarter to get funding for a complete experience.

NUREN on Kickstarter

You can truly hear the passion for their work as they talk about their project goals and their love for the VR community. I had a wonderful conversation with them, and look forward to consuming their final product.

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For more information, check out their website, and definitely go check out their Kickstarter page and help this project get funded.

I want to thank Jake and Jessie for taking time out of their busy day to discuss their project on the podcast.

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