LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Blackthorn Media announced today the release of “Dragonflight,” a cinematic VR arcade experience with interactivity and six degrees of freedom. Distributed on Steam, Oculus and Viveport platforms beginning July 27, “Dragonflight” will work on every high-end VR device including HTC Vive, Oculus, and PSVR headsets. Sony’s PSVR version of “Dragonflight” is expected to launch later this summer on Sony’s digital VR store.
“Dragonflight” takes users on a journey through worlds of medieval fantasy where they can engage in pitched combat while riding a spectacular fire-breathing dragon. The experience features destructible environments with fast-paced combat while enemy dragons swarm the skies. Ancient castles teeming with archers and towers shrouded in mist add to the realistic environments. The culmination of the experience is a showdown with massive dragons in the canyons of a lost society of dragon worshipers. The VR experience of the “Dragonflight” franchise is just the beginning of a deep multi-level storyline and serves as a preview to episode one of an eight-episode story.
Audiences got their first look at “Dragonflight” during the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and a more finalized version premiered at this year’s The Art of VR NY. “Dragonflight” was created by Michael Conelly and produced by the creative team at Blackthorn Media whose CGI work on the films “Life of Pi,” “Narnia,” “The Matrix,” “The Golden Compass,” “Hunger Games,” “Zootopia,” and “Snow White & the Huntsman” have garnered numerous Academy Awards.
“We are thrilled to bring ‘Dragonflight’ to anyone who ever wondered what it would be like to have your own dragon,” said Michael Conelly, president of Blackthorn Media. "Plus, it’s just fun to ride on the back of a dragon and blow s#^@ up!”
“Everything we do is executed at the highest level the art and technology of VR can attain. It’s amazing what a room full of highly trained CGI artists with decades of experience in cinematic storytelling can do,” said Larry W. Jones, CEO Blackthorn Media. “The only way to ride a more realistic dragon is to breed them.”
Price and availability: Blackthorn Media’s “Dragonflight” is $19.95 and available for download on Steam, Oculus and Viveport platforms.
Artwork and videos for “Dragonflight” can be found on the Blackthorn Media website: Blackthorn Media / Press
Blackthorn Media is a VR-first studio based in Los Angeles dedicated to helping define the standard of what storytelling can be by combining memorable stories with bleeding edge technology. Experiences that Blackthorn creates and produces bridge the world of cinema and games with fully immersive VR with 6 degrees of freedom, true stereo vision and interactive narrative giving “presence” and agency in VR. Blackthorn partners include Michael Conelly (Snow White & the Huntsman), Keith Goldfarb (Co-founder of Rhythm & Hues), Lyndon Barrois (The Matrix / Alvin and the Chipmunks / Tree of Life), Jubin Dave (Narnia / The Golden Compass / Zootopia) and Larry W. Jones, a former Viacom network president.