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Radiohead’s PolyFauna App Will Take You to Mystical Woods, Other Worlds, and Everywhere In-between

Looking to take a trip? The well-known band Radiohead released PolyFauna to Google Play this week, allowing listens to explore their own inner beings. Using music taken from Bloom, you float and glide through a very unique world, one that has a little red ball following you wherever you go. To add a bit of mystery, it is entirely up to you whether you want chase it, though.

You navigate by tilting your device and can also drag your finger across the screen to create your own poly creatures. The worlds themselves are quite mystical and gorgeous. Once you are done looking around in a certain world, you can follow the red ball and warp into a new dimension. 

Without trying to offend anyone, the game is much like Radiohead’s music to me. It is sometimes confusing, and on the surface, it appears to have no exact meaning at times. Music is, however, quite subjective, just as how I gave the game meaning when saying that it takes you to other worlds. The way you play or interact with the app is up to the user and your experiences can be interpreted by your own mind. In one level I felt as if I was on the ocean floor, witnessing sea serpents flying across my screen. Other levels appear to be alien-like worlds, with creatures I have never seen before. It’s a very open to interpretation type of game.

It’s completely free, so go check it out on Google Play.

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Via: Radiohead
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  • Seth Merritt

    This would be sweet with chromecast support

  • Ron_Swanson

    This app is unreal. Looks amazing on my G2

  • Jeralmac

    Does anyone out there know why Radiohead’s album “The King of Limbs” is not available on Google Play?

    • JRUIV

      If its not there it’s because Google doesn’t have a deal with the record company

      • Jeralmac

        Thanks. Shortly after I posted my question I learned that they released the album outside of a record company so that makes sense.

  • Rodeojones000

    Love Radiohead. And this app is surprisingly interesting.

  • Lucky Armpit

    Why would anyone be offended by what you said? Music is very much subjective; two different people can get two very different things out of the same song.

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  • John Smith

    i’m mad that Radiohead hates playing “Creep”.

    • DainLaguna

      they have much better songs to play anyway imo

      • John Smith

        give me the best one.

        • JMonkeYJ

          I like this one, altho I guess technically it’s only half of Radiohead (sorry, I’m not the biggest Radiohead fan).

        • Reckoner, 15 Step, High and Dry, No Surprises… there’s so many great songs

  • Manny Hernandez

    Yes Please..

  • The Narrator

    I knew my secret stash of mushrooms would be of use someday.

  • MKader17

    Reminds me of South Park’s Heroin Hero episode.

  • ben

    reminds me of the old Playstation game “Lovely Sweet Dream” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LSD_(video_game).

  • T4rd

    Sounds like an app for someone using some sort of mind-altering substances, hah.