Offering an interactive, multi-stage experience with a stellar line-up of DJs, underground acts and visual artists, Lost Horizon was streamed live via Twitch and Beatport and across social media on 3 & 4 July. Created in partnership with Sansar, Wookey Technologies’ photorealistic platform for events, the festival took place in a 3D rendered game-like landscape complete with “computer-generated avatars and green screen ‘hologram’ performances.” Much like any other festival, attendees in virtual reality (VR) were able to wander from stage to stage and chat and interact with others, with one key difference: at Lost Horizon, they were avatars.
Bulletproof the Interrogation borrows heavily from gaming, and content creators are increasingly looking to fuse the thrill of the gaming experience into traditional entertainment mediums. UK startup Maze Theory is currently developing an interactive gamescape based on the hit BBC TV drama Peaky Blinders. Players will be able to enter a meticulous recreation of the world of the Shelby crime syndicate, infiltrating their circle, earning their trust and helping them defeat a rival gang. Peaky Blinders: The Kings Ransom promises ‘humanlike’ interactions, made possible through advanced AI technology which will allow characters to respond in real-time to players’ words, gestures and body language.
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