Dodge bottles of bodily fluids in virtual reality festival sim Stage Presence
So this is what Bez felt like.
Stage Presence is a virtual reality festival simulator in which you play the person who has to keep the crowd entertained when everything messes up.
Just released on Itch for $2.99, Stage Presence is described as a "microphone-based music festival and angry mob simulator" for PC and virtual reality headsets.
This is the set up: you and your band are on stage at a music festival, your band's equipment fails and you have to use the only working microphone to keep the crowd on-side while the band tries to fix the damaged equipment. You can sing, rant or try whatever to win.
If you're playing using an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, you can move your head to dodge projectiles, and if Stage Presence is anything like a real festival, you'll really want to dodge those projectiles.
There's a gameplay video below, in which designer Jon Dadley shows off how Stage Presence is played.
Multiplayer is planned. Dadley likens it to Dark Souls. You can enter another player's game as a member of the crowd and hear what they're singing down the microphone. And they can hear what you're shouting back, which will, of course, be lovely heckles.
What would Happy Mondays dancer Bez think? Or perhaps that chap from The Prodigy who doesn't seem to contribute much?
Fun Bez fact: in 2009 he took part in Series 4 of Adrenaline Junkie, and had to bungee jump off the front of the dam from GoldenEye. See, sort of game related.
Stage Presence is also running a Steam Greenlight campaign. One to watch.