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PolyFauna for Android app review

Explore trippy terrain while listening to Radiohead

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This experimental collaboration between the band Radiohead and digital art/film studio Universal Everything was inspired by an interest in early computer life-experiments and ‘the imagined creatures of our subconscious’.

Born out of The King of Limbs sessions, it employs imagery and sounds from the song Bloom.

Best enjoyed with headphones to fully appreciate the ever-evolving ambient music, it sees you exploring a weird alien landscape with strangely hued plants, trees and mountains – all very trippy.

Your path is steered by tilting and rotating the device and you can also draw items on the screen. When you’ve seen enough of the current landscape, look for the red dot and head into it to be transported to a new world with new sounds.

Since there’s no real purpose or structure to the ‘game’, it’s more of a sensory experience and could well prove meditative and relaxing.

A camera icon enables you to easily take snapshots of your ‘travels’ that are then shown on Radiohead’s website to share with others.

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