Viveport Review: Acute Art VR Museum
Developed specifically for virtual reality, Acute Art VR Museum introduces users to stunning and beautiful artwork told in the most immersive way possible.
By Joshua Hawkins, Greenlit Content
The idea behind Acute Art VR Museum is an intriguing one, and the overall goal the developers have set out to complete is admirable. Virtual reality offers an immersive way to bring art to life, and Acute Art VR Museum looks to make that experience even more unique by offering artwork that was crafted specifically for virtual reality.
By focusing directly on new artwork made to be enjoyed in virtual reality, developer Acute Art has put itself in a unique position to offer some of the most immersive and tangible experiences available in the art and creativity section. Based on the offerings they have available right now, many are very strong, and offer a fantastic—and rather abstract—tone of narratives which make them easy to dive into.
The application works by providing a series of different experiences that users can download and explore. There’s a goal in place to offer a ton of subscription-based content for the application that will be perfect for those who enjoy diving deep into their artistic side. There are also plans in place to offer the artwork of up and coming artists to help get their names out there.
As far as the individual experiences go, each one differs in quality. Some are more appealing than others, and out of the several that I tried, only around two of them really blew me away. That isn’t to say that the others aren’t good, but you should expect differing levels of quality. Naturally, as any art is subjective, your experience may vary.
The one thing that I wasn’t a huge fan of in Acute Art VR is that none of the content is downloaded when you first launch the app. This means that you’ll need to choose the ones you want to download—which is nice if you don’t plan on trying them all out—but it is also a bit annoying when you’re expecting to be able to dive right in, only to find yourself blocked by slow downloads.
Aside from this, though, navigating around the various experiences is as easy as point and click. It’s also easy to see how big an experience is, which can help you gauge which ones you want to try out first. This is one of those applications that’s really hard to review because it merely acts as a hub to several other experiences. If you look at it for what it is, then it works well. If you choose to look at it for what it is capable of, then it has room to grow.
Altogether, Acute Art VR Museum offers a unique way to experience new, fresh artwork built specific for virtual reality. Grab your VR headset, strap in, and dive into several different abstract narratives that have been hand-crafted to make you feel like you’re really a part of the world that they created.
Acute Art VR Museum is available on Viveport.