XR Games: Storybox

Project partners: XR Games and University of Sheffield

XR Games, an award-winning games studio based in Leeds, is starting work on a high-profile project which will see the development of an innovative and cutting-edge form of immersive entertainment, supported by XR Stories.

The project is set to deliver a fresh, contemporary way of telling stories, and the team aims to make a huge impact on the future of immersive and interactive storytelling for young audiences. The ambitious scope of the project demonstrates the high calibre of work currently being undertaken in the digital creativity landscape in Yorkshire.

The end product will engage, enchant and educate an audience of 9-11 year old children. The XR Stories funding that the studio has received will be used to develop a prototype, which will then undergo usability testing with families in Yorkshire.

The development studio specialises in immersive AR and VR content, and has already created games for some of the industry’s most renowned organisations, including Angry Birds Under Pressure VR for PlayStation.

To ensure that the project fulfils its exceptional potential, the team are receiving support from academics with expertise in literacy and play, Dr Jessica Bradley, Dr Becky Parry and Dr Fiona Scott, who are members of the Literacies Research Cluster and based in the School of Education at the University of Sheffield.

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