AR Theatrical Performance DragonQuest to Transform Forest

Taking place next month is a unique theatrical performance that blends mother nature with modern cutting edge technology. Set in Monikie Country Park in Angus, Scotland, DragonQuest will feature augment reality (AR) technology what will create fantastical creatures alongside real world characters and effects.

Created by Vision Mechanics, the performance will have attendees download an app for their smartphone, use the devices camera to spot magical creatures in the forest and then capture images which can then be uploaded and shared on social media. The app was created with the help of animation graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee, reports The Scotsman.


Artistic dir­ector of Vision Mechanics, Symon Macintyre said: ““DragonQuest is a story of romance, magic and mystery that the audience will discover as they walk in the woods on an autumn evening. We were keen to tap into local talent to develop the technology side of things but, even without a smartphone or tablet, audiences will be able to enjoy a whole host of impressive, interactive physical installations and lots of traditional, theatrical creations to see and explore on the night.”

The forest will also have additional illuminations and sculptures dotted around for those visitors who want to follow the story but don’t have a smartphone.

“Every year, Angus welcomes visitors from all across the globe but I’m certain this is the first time we’ve played host to so many different mythical creatures,” said Jim Clarkson, regional partnerships director at VisitScotland. “DragonQuest is shaping up to be one of the most exciting and eagerly anticipated events of the year, boasting enthralling stories and state-of-the-art technology.”

The DragonQuest show will begin on 7th October and run to 1st November 2015, with tickets priced from £12 GBP for early birds and increasing in price for peak times. Further details can be found here, and  VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest news and announcements on AR and report back.