Never before seen at the world-famous comic convention, experience pioneer V Squared Labs. has created a virtual reality tour for NBC’s Heroes Reborn.
Using the NVIDIA GameWorks special effects library, FlameWorks, V Squared Labs created two side-by-side portals where fans entered into the Renautas Corporation Evolved Human research facility found in the “Heroes Reborn” universe. Each fan was scanned by a Microsoft Kinect to reveal their image on the screen with their special power: pyro-kinesis. Fans were then put through a series of training exercises where they watched flames appear on their hands, move with them, and were able to throw them at targets. Once training was completed, fans then used their pyro-kinetic ability to take down the city’s Evolved Human Database, which crescendos in Cryo blasts and massive floor vibrations.
“The entire experience lasts approximately 2 minutes, but goes by really quickly. Fans have brought their friends back and waited in line to experience it again,” said Alex Theory, Executive Producer for V Squared Labs. “This type of augmented reality, interactive, kinetic experience has never been done before. Anywhere. It’s V Squared Labs’ first time at Comic-Con and we’re loving every minute of it. Especially seeing people’s reaction to our work.”
The experience is open to the public from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Sunday, July 12, at Gaslamp Square.
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