Heads up Radiohead devotees! Radiohead has just launched a new intriguing app named PolyFauna both for iOS and Android. The app, which was developed by the band in collaboration with the UK-based digital designers Universal Everything, places you in a 3D world which you will be able to adjust by just physically moving your device.
Thom Yorke, the acclaimed vocalist has said that the visuals as well as the sound effects are developed inspired by the Bloom song, which the Radiohead service had rolled out in the year 2011 as a part of its 8th studio album The King of Limbs.
PolyFauna is a unique app that allows participants to explore a fantastic ‘evolving world’ by moving around and following an odd red colored ball on-screen. It’s weird, rather elegant, and occasionally makes users feel a little seasick; appropriate for the music it is based, alternatively.
The app features different environments that are fairly primitive, but the colors and shapes are very much striking and unique that users can do nothing but be attentive to what’s onscreen. The only goal of the participant is to seek out the red colored ball, which is rapidly darting across each world. If you will be able to follow it for a certain time, the marker will fly towards you and blast the screen to trigger the next stage.
While the participants are within each virtual landscape, they are allowed to swipe across the screen in order to form new 3D objects and save their progress with an app’s built-in camera, though its not clear of where these images are stored.
This is not the first time that Yorke has implemented an experiment with technology to advance his musical efforts.
Both iOS and Android users can download the PolyFauna app via the links provided below. iOS app is compatible with devices that run on iOS version 7.0 or above, while the Android version works with devices powered by Android 4.0 and above firmware.
PolyFauna download link for iOS (free)
PolyFauna download link for Android (free)