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VR Studio Wevr Unveils First Look at Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’

Virtual Reality experience from the imagination of acclaimed film director Jon Favreau takes advantage of room-scale technology to immerse users in an enchanted fantasy world.

Virtual reality studio and content distributor Wevr (creators of theBlu) is set to unveil a preview of Gnomes & Goblins, the company’s immersive VR experience from the imagination of acclaimed film director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man).

Set in an enchanted fantasy world, Gnomes & Goblins takes advantage of room-scale technology to deliver a truly immersive experience. Neither film nor game, it was co­-produced and co-­published by Wevr and Reality One, and developed using Wevr’s VR character AI framework, providing a native VR experience that goes beyond 360-degree filmmaking.

In the preview -- available for HTC Vive on September 8 via Wevr Transport, Steam and Viveport -- users will meet and develop a personal relationship with an enigmatic resident of this interactive fantasy, taking a first step into exploring the lucid dream of Gnomes & Goblins and its many realms and denizens.

Created by Favreau, Gnomes & Goblins is executive produced by Wevr co-founder and CEO Neville Spiteri and Reality One co-founder Clint Kisker, and produced by Max Geiger and Gigi Pritzker. Jake Rowell (Call of Duty: Ghosts, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Final Fantasy) served as creative director alongside acclaimed animation supervisor and animation director Andy Jones (Avatar, The Jungle Book, World War Z).

Source: Wevr

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.