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Awarded the Epic MegaGrant, CONICAL launches ‘The Green Fairy’ to the world – New Zealand’s first ever CG animated VR movie and Vlog series, featuring voiceover actors from Disney and Netflix
 

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, May 18, 2021 – CONICAL, the innovative and progressive video games and animation studio is proud to officially announce today their international launch of The Green Fairy, a whimsical fantasy adventure in virtual reality to be enjoyed by all ages. The company is the successful recipient of the Epic MegaGrant by Epic Games, the creator of world renowned Fortnite video game, and the Unreal Engine harnessed by computer artists and developers.
 

The Green Fairy VR Movie trailer

[VR movie video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U10lPVz_A78]
 

The 2016 prototype was released across Westfield shopping malls in New Zealand, CONICAL has now fast-tracked production of their magical storyworld IP with support from the New Zealand Film Commission. The ten-minute-long virtual reality movie will be released internationally on June 24th, 2021 to coincide with International Fairy Day. Participants can Add to Wishlist on supported platforms Valve’s Steam VR, Oculus Rift and Quest by Facebook. Additionally, the AR and VR specialist has cleverly spun together a 9 x part Vlog series with the support of Epic Games where fans will soon view via The Green Fairy Instagram and Facebook pages and YouTube channel. The original 3D animated TV series was successfully received by audiences during its first début in 2018, televised nationwide in New Zealand with TVNZ, NZ On Air and NZ Film Commission.
 

Alejandro Davila | Founder and Creative Producer | CONICAL: “The future of CONICAL and The Green Fairy franchise is experiencing an exciting and innovative leap of progression – our vision along with support by key global industry partners, the like of Epic Games is to disrupt the family entertainment market through Immersive Entertainment. In future iterations we plan to introduce Artificial Intelligence for next-gen storytelling to promote a fully interactive Green Fairy experience.
 

CONICAL is a powerhouse of passionate storytellers, game developers and animators who collectively strive to expand the success of their IP to bring engaging and interactive experiences for the future enjoyment of audiences around the world.”
 

The Green Fairy Vlog series preview

[Vlog video https://youtu.be/T4WlisDZpZg ]
 

The team harnesses the latest in real-time tools and technologies such as the Unreal Engine, NVIDIA, Oculus and HTC VIVE. The studio draws on cutting-edge motion capture techniques blending full-body movements performed by actors in New Zealand at the AUT Mocap Studio Lab, with facial capture and lip-syncing performances for the lead roles by acclaimed US voiceover actors from Disney, Nickelodeon, and game characters seen in Castlevania, Final Fantasy VII, Pokemon Playhouse, Warframe and Marvel Avengers Academy. Professional motion capture suite Motion Analysis enabled realistic body motion, whilst Faceware and Go-Pro cameras were the preferred choice for facial tracking.
 

[CONICAL Motion Capture GIF: https://cutt.ly/cvIkS2q]
 

The CONICAL team merges the entire pipeline to successfully bring to life fantastical CG animated virtual characters and worlds for an exciting immersive storytelling experience. Participants play along in the interactive adventures of the female-led characters, Green, Red and Yellow Fairy’s – with quirky modern-day attitudes, their home base is within a bustling traffic light where the clever trio outwit the clutches of the lurking Fairy Catchers during hunting raids to capture all fairies.
 

The Green Fairy Synopsis

Follow the adventures of a little Green Fairy who is driven from her beloved home by the terrifying Fairy Catchers – she has no choice but to find a new place to live! As she embarks on her journey to the ‘Big Little City’, it is only through sheer faith and perseverance that she can overcome the rejection from other fairies and find her true place in the world.
 

CONICAL is relied on by customers to create interactive Augmented Reality applications and Virtual Reality experiences, see their work on the CONICAL website. To explore immersive storytelling in your next project, reach out directly to The Green Fairy’s Producer, Alejandro Davila: [email protected]
 

Availability and Key Dates

  • The Green Fairy VR Movie will be available for free to download on the 24th of June 2021 (International Fairy Day).

  • Add to your Wishlist from 1st June 2021 on Oculus RiftOculus Quest, and Steam VR

  • View The Green Fairy Vlog series first episode on the 1st June 2021, followed with bi-weekly viewings via the CONICAL social media platforms Facebook, Instagram and YouTube
     

Follow The Green Fairy, #greenfairyVR on social media: Website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube

Follow CONICAL on social media: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn
 

About CONICAL

CONICAL (www.conicalstudios.com), headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand the company was founded in 2016. CONICAL is an interactive studio that re-imagines branded entertainment in today’s experience-led economy with app development, mobile games, VR (Virtual Reality) and AR (Augmented Reality).
 

Capture your target audience’s imagination with hi-tech entertainment that blurs the lines between marketing and play. © Copyright 2021 CONICAL.
 

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PR and Marketing contact: Siobhán Hofma | [email protected]