Earlier today VRFocus reported on The Sundance Film Festival revealing that Rez Infinite and Enhance Games’ Synethesia Suit would be on demonstration at next years event. But the Sundance Institute has got more planned with the announcement that Invasion! sequel Asteroids! will make its debut there.
Asteroids! continues on from Baobab Studios the successful Invasion!, its global award-winning short VR animation that introduced audiences to the bumbling aliens Mac and Cheez.
Written and directed by Eric Darnell, Baobab Studios Chief Creative Officer, who worked on the Antz and the Madagascar movies, Asteroids! has been chosen as a coveted “official selection” by Sundance Film Festival programmers.
“Asteroids! Is an important next step for Baobab Studios in showing what we can do in VR and how it is the ultimate medium for emotionally invested, compassionate and riveting storytelling. We’re so excited to reveal the full episode in Park City where festival audiences will experience firsthand the incredible journey virtual reality takes you on. There’s really nothing else like it,” explains Maureen Fan, CEO and co-founder of Baobab Studios.
Asteroids! picks up in deep space where Mac and Cheez and their robot-dog, Peas, are joined by the viewer playing an essential role as a robot sidekick onboard their ship. With the others up to their eyeballs in trouble, it’s up to viewers to save them.
The Sundance Film Festival runs from 19th – 29th January 2017 with screenings in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Asteroids!, reporting back with any further announcements.