“A short while into the song and a tingle in your robo-hands hands causes you to look down just in time to see them transform into cannon-hands that shoot out metallic kittens. Yes, you shoot metallic kittens from your robo-kitten-cannon-hands. And it’s great.”

Website Road to VR is certainly impressed with a new virtual-reality video called ‘Chocolate’ that’s coming out a little later this year.

Based on a song by electronic artist Giraffage, it’s semi-interactive: the viewer is a “metallic tri-legged robot with wobbly fingers that are oddly satisfying to shake” with legs that “animate in a convincingly creepy way as you move about the virtual space”.

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From the clips, it looks like a fun experiment around music and animation: the kind of game-inspired splicing that may appeal more than simple 360-degree performance videos.

‘Chocolate’ is being unveiled at the Sundance Film Festival this week, and is the work of Viacom Next, the experimental VR division of Viacom, which makes projects for its sub-brands including MTV, Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures.

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