DIABLERIES AR APP
Created by Unanico Creative Content, and in conjunction with the London Stereoscopic Company (LSC), the ‘Diableries AR App’ in its latest re-imagining is 64-bit app open source AR API supported, and integrates the native Apple Replaykit, allowing users to enhance the experience further through the AR tracker as never before.
The app is available to download to all iOS devices that support Apple’s ARKit, and support iOS 11.
The revamped Diableries AR App is a digital interactive extension of the unique physical book ‘Diableries: Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell’ that was co-written by legendary rock musician Brian May, guitarist of Queen, with his talented colleagues at the London Stereoscopic Company.
The book is a homage to the original Diableries stereo cards, a 3D stereoscopic phenomenon that started in Paris in the 1860s. The Diableries (which translates roughly as 'Devilments') depict an imaginary underworld, populated by devils, satyrs and skeletons. The Diableries have fascinated devotees for over 150 years, and have inspired some of the earliest film-makers, such as George Méliès, the French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema.
Through LSC’s fascinating stereoscopic ‘picture books’ and unique OWL stereoscopic viewer and glasses (and OWL virtual reality (VR) kit), Brian and his team aim to re-create the magic of bygone eras for digital natives.
The re-imagined Diableries AR App allows users to delve into the world of the Diableries stereoscopic cards by exploring Brian May’s personal collection in amazing detail, and the augmented reality functionality allows users to interact with the devilish characters.
The Diableries AR app enables users to enlarge the stereo cards in amazing detail with intuitive controls, and illuminate the cards, transporting users into a 'night' scene, where the dark becomes enriched with colours that magically appear, and the eyes of the skeletons shine red and big in macabre fashion, and also follow users around, providing an eerie spooky element.
The characters from the Diableries were first bought to life in stereoscopic 3D in the award-winning iTunes #1 Short Film ‘One Night In Hell’ that was inspired by LSC’s original ‘Diableries’ book and provided the first collaboration between Unanico Group, Brian and the LSC, and which inspired re-imagining Diableries into apps.
The Diableries AR App has exclusive original music arranged and produced by Brian May, featuring the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with the soundtrack published by Universal Music Group.
This reboot of the original and first-ever Diableries AR App showcases wonderful spooky features PLUS new fun and scary scenes with clearer and higher quality visuals operated by the new Apple ARKit, giving users more enhanced quality and realistic interactive enjoyment.
With special visual and audio effects, the Diableries AR App’s characters react to and interact with the user’s play, with the entire experience seamlessly recorded in-app, for immediate uploading and sharing to all social channels.
The Diableries AR App is priced at UK£2.99 and is available to download globally.