Square Enix's Project Hikari makes a good case for VR comics

After a demonstration of the Oculus Dev Kit 1 in 2013, game developer and comic publisher Square Enix started work on a research project dubbed “Project Hikari.” The project was an attempt to adapt comics into virtual reality, by not just making something that look like it was a comic come to life, but also to explore what a VR comic means. The company is demoing the project, Tales of the Wedding Rings VR — based on a Japanese comic of the same name minus “VR” — on the Oculus Rift at New York Comic Con this weekend. MAYBE/Square Enix Tales of the Wedding Rings VR is a non-interactive viewing experience in a virtual space. It’s not so much a virtual reality comic, but a VR 3D animated film framed as a comic. They do... Continue reading…

Square Enix's Project Hikari makes a good case for VR comics

Comics are big business in Japan, but here in the West, Japanese and American titles alike tend to get overshadowed by movies, television and video games. In fact, many of those programs ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Engadget

  • Pages: 1

Bookmark

Bookmark and Share