Top 10 Free AR/VR Narratives and Storytelling Experiences
Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) are giving storytellers the ultimate tool to immerse their audiences in their stories. Content creators are pushing the boundaries of storytelling and are adopting AR/VR to tell new stories in a more engaging way and with an unmistakable sense of presence. Accordingly, AR/VR narrative experiences and storytelling experiences are now more popular than even!
Our team at echoAR has hand-picked our favorites AR/VR narrative and storytelling experiences offered for FREE to anyone interested in this new form of immersive art:
© Baobab Studios
“An Emmy Winning VR experience! Two bumbling aliens, Mac and Cheez try to take over Earth before being thwarted by two adorable bunnies … and YOU are one of them!” Experience it HERE!
2. Zero Days VR
Zero Days VR explores the next chapter of modern warfare through the story of Stuxnet: the first cyber weapon in the world known to cause real-world physical damage. Audiences experience the invisible world of cyber warfare through the perspective of the Stuxnet virus on a clandestine mission hatched by the US and Israel to sabotage an underground Iranian nuclear facility.” Experience it HERE!
© Oculus Story Studio
Narrated by Elijah Wood, and developed with former creative talent on the Brave and Toy Story 3 teams, Henry is the story of a little hedgehog with a big problem…he loves to hug! After ending up alone on his birthday, he’ll make a wish that changes everything..” Experience it HERE!
Runtime: 12 Minutes Supported Platforms: Oculus Rift, Rift S Price: FREE!
4. Dear Angelica
© Oculus Story Studio
A journey through the magical and dreamlike ways we remember our loved ones. Entirely painted by hand inside of VR, Dear Angelica plays out in a series of memories that unfold around you. An immersive, illustrative short story starring Geena Davis and Mae Whitman.” Experience it HERE!
Runtime: 13 Minutes Supported Platforms: Oculus Rift, Rift S Price: FREE!
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5. Crow: The Legend
© Baobab Studios Inc.
Crow is the most admired animal in the forest with his magnificent colors and beautiful voice. But when the very first winter arrives, can Crow make the personal sacrifices needed to save his friends? Starring John Legend, Oprah Winfrey, Constance Wu, Tye Sheridan, Diego Luna, and Liza Koshy.” Experience it HERE!
6. Wonders of the World
© MATTERvr, LLC.
Visit the Colossus of Rhodes, Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu… Assume the character Melissa of Delos, a priestess in the temple of Aphrodite, Kasim Kahn, an apprentice to the head foreman overseeing the building of the Taj Mahal, and Anko, an administrator sent to assess the estate of the past emperor in Peru.” Experience it HERE!
7. Cursed Sanctum
© Arabian Art Studios
You are Guunthar, son of Grom, on a mission to discover and destroy the evil that has been terrorizing the people of Hallund. Mystery and danger await as you come face to face with the horrors that lurk within the Cursed Sanctum!” Experience it HERE!
8. The Last Light
© Magic Leap Studios
In this richly imagined spatial story, a young woman travels home to deal with a difficult family situation, reliving childhood memories throughout her journey. With a beloved scrapbook she is able to work through her feelings and embrace life once again.” Experience it HERE!
Runtime: ~40 Minutes Supported Platforms: Magic Leap Price: FREE!
© Atlas V
As you navigate the space to explore these moments, new memories are triggered revealing new pathways through the story. Reaching out with your hands will manipulate the virtual space in ways that are intrinsically connected to the story, creating a truly unique narrative experience.” Experience it HERE!
Runtime: ~30 Minutes Supported Platforms: Magic Leap Price: FREE!
10. The Under Presents
© Tender Claws
Enter THE UNDER, our otherworldly multiplayer hub, and discover a vast mystical desert with other players. Explore and engage with your fellow Time Sprites to unlock and discover the secrets buried beneath the sands. Learn and perform magic in collective rituals to alter the world around you.” Experience it HERE!
Runtime: ~30 Minutes Supported Platforms: Oculus Quest Price: FREE!
Honorable Mention: Evolution of Verse
This celebrated, landmark VR film takes you on a journey from one beginning, to a new beginning. Created in photo-realistic CGI-rendered 3D VR. Watch for: The train — with a tip of the hat to the Lumiere Brothers.” Experience it HERE!
Runtime: 3:57 minutes Supported Platforms: PC, Any headset Price: FREE!
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