Toronto, Canada-based virtual reality (VR) production and distribution company Contraverse is best known for its immersive VR experiences which have been shown during film festivals like FIVARS and Toronto New Wave. Today, the company has announced the launch of its first app, giving consumers easy access to the content it creates.
Contraverse is keen to make its film content available to as wider consumer base as possible, mainly due to the fact that it’s only been seen by a small audience up to now. So the free app supports Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Oculus Go, Google Daydream, Samsung Gear VR and SteamVR, available on all the headsets respective stores with a Steam version coming soon.
For today’s release, the app features three monoscopic 360-degree videos, Pawn, Broken Mirror and Contravision, each putting you inside the body of the main character so you can experience the story from their perspective. The synopsis for each are as follows:
- Pawn – A getaway driver finds himself in a warehouse being interrogated by two agents questioning him for a crime he can’t remember committing. A blow to the head jogs his memory and you relive the action-packed heist that reveals there’s more to the story than what’s being told.
- Broken Mirror – Kyle is trapped in a motel room with nothing but his own reflection and dark secrets. Experience this psychological thriller from the perspective of a man going insane in a sleazy motel room as he fights with his own reflection in the bathroom mirror.
- Contravision – In the near future, Winston experiences a lonely birthday through the lens of his broken A.I.-powered augmented reality glasses. His A.I. assistant Contra shows you everything you want to see, even the ugly truth about your friends and the future of social media.
“This app is part of our mission for global and accessible distribution of cinematic virtual reality experiences,” said Josh Gonsalves, Contraverse co-founder and CEO in a statement. “We believe that an app like this is crucial for the mainstream adoption of VR and immersive media.
“We are obsessed with letting everyone have a VR experience and are so excited to be able to do that using our application,” noted Marisa Tessone, co-founder and COO.
New content will be added in the coming months, when that happens VRFocus will let you know.