Geekery: Firebase – Virtual Reality Gone Horribly Wrong

The second in director Director Neill Blomkamp’s new short film series is out.
First, an appetizer…

Quick thanks to

Blomkamp gave a little taster for “Firebase” in a recent interview:

The initial idea was the concept of living in a virtual simulation: simulation hypothesis was the core basis. The theory behind this was born out of the idea that we exist in a simulated construct, where there are errors or anomalies. If you think of the universe as a piece of software, then there would be this self-correcting code that would come in and fix the erroneous code. We came up with the idea of someone who accidentally breaks through the program and is able to see and understand that there’s more to reality than the level they exist in.

This one is just as violent and odd as the first – you have been warned.

The second part will be funded by folks donating on the Oats Studios website and purchasing their DLC on Steam.


What are your thoughts on this short film?

  • Killer Bee


    • dave long island

      Effin A!

  • euansmith

    Knives are for squids! When I want to prep food for the table, I use the time tested M67, valued by discerning chefs the world over for its ability to shred a 14lbs turkey in micro seconds; with a serving radius of 20m.

  • 415Native

    Pretty fricking rad.

  • The08058

    There really isn’t a second part. Those are the short films.
    There is a third short called Rakka.

    The downloads in Steam contain better quality film, some extras and 3D-models used.

    I think the best comment in Steam was from Alienmorph it began with these words: “First of all… this is pretty much the equivalent of a pilot… a short made to show up an idea for a feature movie. So if you’re looking for a complete story, you’re not gonna get it. “