Made with Unity®
Made with Unity®
The convergence of real-time & cinematic technology has created the opportunity to discover & shape new mediums. A Walkie™ is a hybrid medium combining traits of games (navigable) and film (deterministic content) i.e. a movie you can "walk around in" or navigable motion picture.
Developing narrative content for navigable spaces presents new technical and conceptual challenges. First, a real-time, deterministic file format needs to be created so you can record, play, pause, and rewind entire worlds like you would a movie. Second, you need to support the author in a multi-narrative workflow. We did both!
We're using a patented scripting system, voice and gesture input to capture the author's directorial intent.
Input is parsed into a set of commands shaping a real-time, AI driven simulation.
All the action is written to a compact, portable binary file format.
Playback engines read the format and render the experience on any Unity® supported platform. Deterministic content allows for performance gains leveraging multi-threading of ComputeShaders.
The audience experiences it as movie you can walk around in. To a writer, the medium is an expansive opportunity to screenwrite entire worlds containing multiple intertwined narratives. If you're a writer interested in a new medium follow us on Twitter for news of our first tool release.
Learn about our demo Archipelago, and try it on Oculus.
"This is amazing! I want you guys to make more!"
“Truly a unique idea in a sea of many familiar ones.”
VR Experience Archipelago Coins The Term ‘Walkie’
Checkout IDEA B, our music demo.