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Experience what it's like to be deadmau5 with this Cardboard VR game

Deadmau5 has teamed up with Absolut to launch a VR game that lets you step into the shoes of the Canadian music producer. The game is designed for Google Cardboard, with Absolut launching a limited edition Cardboard viewer stylised to look like deadmau5's mouse head helmet.

The title includes a mix of live-action and CGI elements that allow you to guide deadmau5 from his studio to a nightclub, ending in a concert performance of his new track, Saved:

The Absolut deadmau5 experience begins in the artist's garage with a guest appearance from his Instagram-famous cat, Meowingtons. Here, users help deadmau5 select one of his iconic cars, complete with a driver, and set out on a journey toward a nighttime gig. For the next scenes, users maneuver live-action obstacles to get deadmau5 to his concert destination on time.The culmination of the experience is a concert in which the artist performs his new track, "Saved" in front of a live audience shot in the artist's hometown of Toronto.

The free Absolut deadmau5 app will be launching on July 27, and if you already have a Cardboard, you can install the app on Android and get started. Absolut's limited edition Cardboard viewers are available for pre-order for $17.95 from the link below.

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Interested in how the game came together? Here's a look at the behind-the-scenes footage:

Harish Jonnalagadda
Harish Jonnalagadda

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.

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  • The single Cardboard button can simulate pushing Play... Yup, sounds like an accurate demonstration of what it's like to be deadmau5. ;) (OK, yes I know what DJ'ing is like - just being sarcastic is all) Posted via the Android Central App
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