More Comic Books Coming To Oculus VR (Video)

More Comic Books Coming To Oculus VR (Video)
October 9, 2016
Comic books are coming to virtual reality, as motion comics publisher Madefire has launched an app for the newly-released Samsung Gear VR from Oculus. Expanding on the company's proprietary Motion Books platform, these comic books have motion, sound, and now 3-D, 360-degree environments. The Motion Books available at launch are IDW's Revolution, Framestore's Somnia: Origins, DC's Injustice: Year One, and Madefire's own Mono: The Old Curiosity Shop.

“Comics are such a powerful storytelling format," said Madefire CEO/Co-Founder Ben Wolstenholme. "People learn to read through comics; people are transported to other worlds through comics. Comics are words-and-pictures, perfect for storytelling in virtual reality."
This coincides with Madefire's announcement that it had received $6.5m in Series B investment funding from actor Kevin Spacey, musician Drake, and strategic investors True Ventures, Big Loud Capital, Anthem Ventures, and Framestore Ventures.

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