The virtual reality animated short film Gary the Gull is now available for free download. Users with an Oculus Rift, Playstation VR, or HTC Vive can obtain the experience immediately through their respective content platforms.
Gary the Gull is an experimental experience created through the Limitless VR platform by Mark Walsh of Motional Entertainment (and a Pixar alumnus). The narrative is relatively simple and is designed to showcase Limtless’ in-VR animation suite and the unique capabilities of interactive characters. The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
“In Gary the Gull, viewers engage with a smart-mouthed bird at the beach named Gary, who does everything he can to distract you while he attempts to steal your lunch! He responds to words, gestures and gaze, just as he would in real life.”
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