Small Radios Big Televisions is coming to the PlayStation 4, PC and Mac, though the former of those three platforms was only just announced. Players explore a world in order to find old cassette tapes. These cassette tapes, when played, put players into a unique virtual reality.
I know, the whole thing sounds nuts. But, really, check it out in the trailer above and the gallery below. Small Radios Big Televisions is right up my alley.
This interesting project has been in development by Owen Deery, though the press kit from the title’s site indicates that he’s getting help in the art and design realms from one Katie Sheedy. Deery took to the PlayStation Blog to announced the game for the PS4, and it’s there that he properly describes how the title works. Here’s that.
The game is about exploration, finding old data cassettes strewn through the insides of old factories, and discovering the worlds you find inside. The aim is to make an experience that borrows some of the “softness” of analog media and put that into a modern console title.
In Small Radios Big Televisions your main goal is to find cassettes and slam ‘em into your tape deck. Your tape deck is different, though. Instead of just playing audio, these tapes contain entirely different worlds for you to explore. This idea came about when I was thinking (in light of the recent virtual reality explosion), “What if you could put on a virtual reality album the same way you do with a music album, or a movie?”
Yes. I want to play that. I always want the soundtrack.
Small Radios Big Televisions is now bound for the PC, Mac and PlayStation 4 some time in 2015. We’ll have more on the game soon.