SEATTLE, June 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Limitless Ltd., creators of the Limitless VR Creative Environment that enables creating, prototyping, and animating interactive characters in VR, today released the interactive VR animated experience, "Reaping Rewards," now available for free on Steam and Oculus stores. This release marks the first piece of VR content prototyped and animated within a VR environment, using the Limitless VR Creative Environment and intuitive VR motion controllers to adjust the look, feel and flow of the story quickly and easily.
"Reaping Rewards" takes the VR viewer through a series of emotional choices as a young Grim Reaper in training, and explores life and death from multiple perspectives. The interactive VR experience was directed by Matthew Ward (Bungie, Imagemovers Digital, Lucasfilm) and produced by Limitless Ltd. Original music for the film was written and performed by Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket).
"'Reaping Rewards' is the first VR project that shows how to use our interactive VR platform to quickly iterate and prototype directly in VR," said Tom Sanocki, founder and CEO of Limitless Ltd. "For this showcase experience we wanted to push the boundaries of emotional connection in VR, and Matt's story was a perfect fit. 'Reaping Rewards' is so different from anything we've seen yet in VR, and it's been a great example of how our platform creates exceptional gains in efficiency and ease of use."
"Every filmmaker is looking for fresh new ways to present their story, and VR has so much potential," says Matt Ward, Director of "Reaping Rewards." "It was clear that Limitless wasn't just focusing their VR platform on engaging character technology - they were looking for compelling stories to be told through those characters, with the audience taking an active participation in the story. The Limitless VR Creative Environment enabled 'Reaping Rewards' to not only engage the audience, but test them. Through VR, this short became an exercise of the morality of humanity and a truly unique VR experience I hadn't seen ever presented anywhere else."
Limitless demonstrated the power of the Limitless VR Creative Environment in 2016 with the release of the interactive film, "Gary the Gull," where the main VR character Gary the Gull was able to respond to human voice, gestures, gaze and more. Last quarter the company partnered with High Fidelity, a 3D virtual world creation platform founded by the creator of Second Life, Philip Rosedale. Under the agreement, Limitless technology enable users of High Fidelity's open source software toolset the ability to create their own interactive characters within the High Fidelity VR world. The Limitless Creative VR Environment is initially being targeted to film and game developers, as well as to other vertical markets including education, advertising, and travel.
About Limitless Ltd.
Founded in Spring 2015 and headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Limitless Ltd. is the creator of the patent-pending Limitless VR Creative Environment, speeding the way for VR content creators to realize the true promise of real-life interactive characters in VR. Information about the Limitless VR Creative Environment can be found at http://www.vrlimitlessltd.com.
Art assets may be downloaded from the Limitless Press Kit here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw1exLVTMsGdMTNZakxsM0F1eDA
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