Virtual reality (VR) short films such as Baobab’s Invasion! or Oculus Story Studios’ Henry have proved to incredibly popular, showcasing how the two mediums can truly come together. Earlier this year technology company Limitless showcased its new Limitless VR Creative Environment with a VR short called Gary the Gull. Now the firm has released the interactive experience for free across multiple platforms.
Gary the Gull features a smart-mouthed bird who’s wandering around a beach. He’s trying to everything he can to distract viewers as he attempts to steal their lunch. The short film is far more interactive than others with Gary responding to words, gestures and gaze as he might do in real life.
“Since we first started showing Gary the Gull at GDC in March, the response from the film and game industries has been amazing and supportive,” said Tom Sanocki, founder and CEO, Limitless, Ltd. “We are doing something very special with characters in VR, making you the viewer feel as much part of the experience as the characters themselves. We think consumers are really going to enjoy this interactive experience and we look forward to working with our partners and customers to deliver more great VR content in the near future.”
Created by Mark Walsh of Motional Entertainment – an 18-year Pixar writer-director and animation supervisor who’s worked on Finding Nemo and Ratatouille – Gary the Gull makes its debut on PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive respective stores, completely free.
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