Aconite Co.

I'm the co-founder and CEO of Aconite, a mixed reality storytelling company. We tell stories that blur the line between reality and fiction, embracing new technology that has the potential to transport players into another world.

HoloVista: a mixed reality mind bender

HoloVista, Aconite's first title, is a dreamlike XR mobile game about uncovering your unconscious mind via exploring a high-tech mansion that adjusts to fit the occupant. Playing out on a fictional social media app in the near future, the game tackles themes of mental health, luxury, perception, and family.

HoloVista was a cult hit that received wide critical acclaim. It won nine awards, received 14 more nominations, got exhibited at SIGGRAPH, and was in Metacritic's Top 10 IOS games of 2020. A partial list of accolades includes:

At the heart of HoloVista is a futuristic, mysterious architecture firm called Mesmer & Braid. The goal was to build Mesmer & Braid into a "real-world" company that players could join, roleplay/meet other players through, and discover secrets within. One players joined Mesmer & Braid, the goal was to engage them in an unfolding interactive narrative involving a live actor on TikTok. The six-week game culimated in 2.6M views.