Adapted from a book-length story by Jim Munroe (My Trip to Liberty City, Ghosts With Shit Jobs), HAPHEAD is a new new episodic neo-noir webseries directed by Tate Young that prefigures the future of electronic entertainment: "Ten years from now, video games are so immersive that gamers learn lethal skills just by playing. They're called hapheads." This proof-of-concept video is a sneak preview of what's to come in the following months.
As Munroe writes:
"Don’t know if we can honestly call what we do lo-fi sci-fi anymore — with fight scenes and full-on special effects, it’s way more in the mold of traditional action sci-fi. I’m thinking what’ll set it apart is the characterization of the father & daughter (my emotional entry into the story, thinking about my relationship with my daughter in 10 years) and the subcultural mileau that’ll emerge." (Jim Munroe)
HAPHEAD looks incredibly promising and the blog offers plenty of additional details.
Maxine learning real world skills through the haptic cable interface by playing her favourite rabbit-ninja video game Overgrowth.
Electronics sweatshop manufacturing next-gen gaming peripherals where Maxine works.
Exterior aerial shot of electronics sweatshop where Maxine works.
Submitted by Matteo Bittanti, all images courtesy of No Media Kings & smallCity Production