House of Secrets | Surge, a music video by House of Secrets
House of Secrets is a visual effects, animation and game studio situated in Hilversum, The Netherlands. We have over a decade of experience in the commercial ad and visual effects industry with ads for companies like Nike, AH, MTV, and Fiat.
musicvideo, music, video, VR, oculus, vive, animation, virtual reality, virtual, 360, reality
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About This Project

Surge is one of the first real-time VR music videos created for the new generation VR headsets. It gives an amazing insight in the possibilities of VR as a medium for music videos.


The seamless fusion between music and visual effects come to life in an overwhelming experience which transports the viewer into a world caught in a permanent sunset, inhabited by mysterious abstract creatures. You have to see it to believe it.


As our first Real-time VR musicvideo, Surge has been crazy successful in the VR industry. We first launched it on the Oculus Share page where Surge quickly climbed the ranks and remained in the top 3 apps for months. It got featured in dozens of articles and was shown at festivals where it won several awards. Today, the experience is available for free on Steam to be used with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.

Screenings and Awards

Surge screened at
  • Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival 2015, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, Montréal, Toronto, New York, Austin, August-October 2015
  • Sundance Film Festival 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, January 21-31 2016
  • Kaleidoscope VR Worldwide Tour 2016, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Cologne, Berlin, Stockholm, Tel Aviv, Melbourne, Pangyo and Tokyo, March-April 2016
Surge won

Audience Award at the Kaleidoscope VR Film Festival 2015


Arjan van Meerten


Arjan van Meerten


House of Secrets

Animation, Interactive