Fans of Wallace & Gromit will be excited to hear the news that the hilarious duo have moved into augmented reality with a special interactive app. And even better, for the first time ever, you can become part of the story in the Wallace & Gromit app!
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Wallace and his dog Gromit will be familiar to those of us who have watched A Grand Day Out, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and other fun stop-motion animated movies over the last number of years.
The intrepid inventor and his canine companion have now moved into augmented reality with an immersive storytelling app.
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Have a Role in the New Wallace & Gromit App!
In the app players take on the challenge of fixing up Bristol, the city in the south west of England, which is also home to Aardman Animations who are the creators of Wallace & Gromit.
It is the first major story featuring the two characters since the TV miniseries Wallace and Gromit’s World of Invention (2010).
What is on The Big Fix Up app?
The story on the app is all about Wallace and his dog Gromit’s new business venture, Spick & Spanners. They win a contract to “fix up” Bristol. You, as the player, are the new employee of the company.
Users download the free The Big Fix Up app and, with a mix of CG animations, simulated phone calls from characters, AR gameplay and comic strips, you are able to experience and interact with the story as it unfolds over time.
Fictioneers who created The Big Fix Up believe it’s a first-of-its-kind experience, using different technologies to tell collaborative and immersive stories in real-time.
Some famous actors provide the voices on the app:
- Jim Carter (Downton Abbey) as businessman Bernard Grubb
- Isy Suttie (Peep Show) is hacker Lily Hackerby
- Miriam Margoyles (Harry Potter, Call the Midwife, The Age of Innocence) voices B.E.R.Y.L, an AI bot
- Ben Whitehead (Wallace & Gromit) plays Wallace
The app, available for iOS and Google Play is free to download. In-app purchases are available for additional AR experiences.
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Have your say! Have you downloaded the Wallace & Gromit app and tried out The Big Fix Up? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!