Virtual reality: The new frontier of storytelling

Virtual reality is built on cutting-edge technology, where the rules of storytelling are still being worked out.
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Invasion! Project Creators: Eric Darnell, Maureen Fan/Baobab Studios.

A lot of work in Virtual Reality feels more like flying a plane than telling a story. But for Eric Darnell, Chief Creative Officer at Baobab Studios, story is always the number one priority.

‘We always want to have story at the top, that’s the most important thing. If that means we have less interactivity, that’s ok for us because at the end of the day we want people to come out of the VR experience having fallen in love with a character or being moved by a story.’

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Brooke Boland
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Brooke Boland is a freelance writer based on the South Coast of NSW. She has a PhD in literature from the University of NSW. You can find her on Instagram @southcoastwriter.
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