An interactive virtual reality fantasy and visual masterpiece, Firebird: La Peri, launches today by Innerspace VR. Available on Steam for the Vive VR system, the fantasy combines mythological storytelling and visuals with the most advanced VR technology.
To create this work, Innerspace VR used innovative technology inspired by Walt Disney’s Fantasia. The team worked with a ballet dancer and state of the art motion capture facilities to create the guardian spirit, La Peri, as well as the other magical creatures you encounter on the journey. The resulting effect is incomparable, life-like presence and emotion rendered in a fully artificial environment.
Innerspace VR engaged actor John Rhys-Davies to voice Firebird: La Peri. Rhys-Davies, whose credits include Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of The Rings, is one of the first Hollywood figures to become directly involved in virtual reality entertainment.
“When working on the Firebird franchise, it was evident that we wanted a strong voice and John RhysDavies was the obvious choice. His legacy in gaming and entertainment is unparalleled”, said Balthazar Auxietre, CCO and co-founder of Innerspace VR. An award winning VR director, Auxietre has produced and directed 4 experiences which have received critical acclaim from VR enthusiasts all over the world.
Paul Dukas composed the music for Walt Disney’s Fantasia and also La Peri. The music is an important element that helps fully transport players into another world where they must try to capture the pieces of the Prince’s heart to ensure their own immortality. However in order to do so they must take those pieces away from their guardian spirits who will try to bewitch them. At the end of the experience, players are confronted by the most bewitching guardian spirit – La Peri, who dances with and around them, dazzling their senses.