BUTTS started as a solo animation project by Tyler Hurd, a 2 minute animated short film released in early 2014, made without VR in mind. Immediately following Skillman & Hackett got involved and it was converted to a VR experience for the DK1. Storytelling moments were creatively reimagined for the new medium. Recognized by many as the first animated short film in VR, it was nominated for Most Innovative at The Proto Awards in 2014, and since has been on released on Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift.

Official Selection - Cannes NEXT - 2016
Official Selection - Kaleidoscope World Tour - 2016
Official Selection - Kaleidoscope North American Tour - 2015
Nominated "Most Innovative" - Proto Awards - 2014


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Vimeo Best of 2014 Kotaku
Game Informer Upload VR
Road To VR Kill Screen Daily
SFVR Meetup Kaleidoscope


A VR Experience byGentle Manhands
CreatorTyler Hurd
SoundMatt Englund
VR ConsultantsSkillman & Hackett
AnimatorTyler Hurd
Original RecordingP. Green - Cartoon Music
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Special ThanksKristjan Zaklynsky
Melkorka Helgoadottir
Jesse Johansen
Drew Skillman
Patrick Hackett