AiSolve Partners with Cartoon Network to Launch New WePlayVR Experience

Today we’re thrilled to announce that AiSolve has launched a new location-based virtual reality multi-player experience, We Bare Bears: Food Truck Rush for our WePlayVR arena. This first-of-its kind experience is produced by a world class team at Cartoon Network and developed by Philadelphia-based game studio PHL Collective, with integration support from our team here at AiSolve.

Food Truck Rush is Cartoon Network’s first location-based VR experience and marks the first third party IP game for AiSolve. In it, players are directly immersed in the We Bare Bears world, operating and managing their very own food truck. The goal is to cook up food and serve as many customers as possible before the clock runs out. Players team up and work together inside the WePlayVR arena to complete orders and avoid any kitchen disasters.

AiSolve’s President of North America, Shauna Heller, worked with Cartoon Network to bring the popular IP to AiSolve’s location based virtual reality platform. “My relationship with Cartoon Network goes back several years and I’ve been a big fan of their VR apps like Adventure Time: Magic Man’s Head Games. It’s a pleasure to now support their talented studio producers and developers as they bring another incredible IP, We Bare Bears, into the VR medium through our WePlayVR arena.”

We Bare Bears, created by Daniel Chong for the Cartoon Network, is a depiction of three bear brothers going through a journey together tackling modern society and trying to find their place in civilisation. The family includes three main characters: Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear, each with their own personalities, interests and talents. Although not brothers by birth, the three bears found their way to each other as cubs and have been inseparable ever since.

Food Truck Rush launched exclusively at the Family Fun Center in Tukwila, Washington and will be available for fans of all ages to play over the next three months.

Rich Yee of Family Fun Center has already reported that the VR experience is a hit with his guests. “Food Truck Rush is getting rave reviews. They all love it.”

Food Truck Rush is a 2-3 player experience that allows players to interact and engage with friends and family as We Bare Bears characters. It’s fun and highly immersive experience targeted at a broad demographic from youths and teens to parents and adults.

Devi Kolli, our CEO and co-founder of AiSolve, is impressed with how aligned Food Truck Rush is to our platform. “When Cartoon Network shared that the We Bare Bears experience would take place inside a food truck, we knew WePlayVR would be a perfect location-based VR platform for the content because of our haptic floor. When the food truck takes off on the adventure, our haptic floor responds to the driving, rumbling and creating a sensation of movement. This deepens the level of immersion and fun for the players and convinces them they’re really being driven around in a food truck.”

Guests outside the arena can watch the popular bears come to life through WePlay’s spectator portal before they get in and play as their favourite character themselves.

As in all WePlayVR experiences, We Bare Bear players walk freely inside WePlayVR’s 3x3m arena wearing an MSI VR One backpack paired with a VR headset. Using two controllers, each player can pick up objects, pour drinks and even use a virtual tablet to accept orders while embodying a bear character.

Our thanks here at AiSolve go out to the outstanding executives, producers and developers at Cartoon Network and PHL Collective who created such a delightful location-based VR experience for WePlayVR. Working with you all has been wonderful. We’ve had a great time and can’t wait to see how players fall even more in love with Food Truck Rush and WePlayVR.

People can follow WePlayVR on Facebook and Twitter and catch images through our various hashtags including: #AiSolve #WePlayVR #LBVR #foodtruckrush #VR

You can read more information on the pilot here: Variety, Blooloop, Promax, Animation Magazine, Licensing.biz, License Global, Regular Capital.

 

Center Parcs opens its doors to new worlds with WePlayVR installation

 

AiSolve is celebrating its latest WePlayVR installation at one of the largest holiday parks in the UK.

We are pleased to officially unveil our popular location-based attraction, WePlayVR, along with two of our classic games at Center Parcs, Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Alongside this we have installed an Augmented Reality Window created by Ads Reality, allowing visitors to Center Parcs to be carried aloft by a giant digital eagle. The possibilities with this are endless and provides a small taste of what can be achieved.

Center Parcs, who’s been dominating the holiday parks industry for many years, is now home to our classic 3x3m free-roaming plug-and-play platform, WePlayVR, that comes packed with highly interactive custom games plus a haptic floor that provides instant feedback during gameplay.

Already known for its exciting outdoor activities, Center Parcs now has a fun to use and easy to operate location-based VR attraction that has been thrilling users across the globe at other destinations.

WePlayVR is continuously a favourite for players worldwide, with 23 live locations since first launching a year ago. Now, we’re excited to bring that same momentum to a brand-new destination.

Although Center Parcs is known for its open surroundings where families can enjoy large playing areas in an outdoor space, with WePlayVR players now have the option to walk around vast landscapes indoors with infinite experiences in a finite space. Roaming around becomes endless once they step inside the WePlayVR arena and put on their VR headset.

To make the WePlayVR experience even more fun, a new bonus feature has been added to all our arenas. Now, players can enjoy a competitive leaderboard system. This gives them the chance to keep track of how well they’re doing against opponents, building competition and more excitement between players.

Adventure-lovers will enjoy experiencing both immersive gaming titles that come equipped with this new installation: Mayan Adventure and Alien Invasion.

Mayan Adventure, our very first game title for WePlayVR is set inside a Mayan Ruin, where players go on a mysterious adventure in search of a lost golden statue guarded by a serpent God. With twists and turns, players are transported into a world of the unknown and unexpected.

Our second game title, called Alien Invasion, is a completely different experience. Players are trapped inside a nuclear reactor under attack by unknown space creatures. Players are given the chance to become heroes by solving puzzles and fending off the invaders.

Additionally, Ads Reality are specialists in creating mesmerising Augmented Reality experiences for large and mobile screens. Their clients include Microsoft, Warner Bros. and Heathrow Airport for whom they have created AR experiences that have dovetailed into their product launches and marketing campaigns.

We believe that Center Parcs will be an excellent partner for us. They are already leaders in what they do. By launching a completely new immersive VR experience, we look forward to seeing the appeal of their venue grow and expand with the inclusion of WePlayVR and AR Window.