VIRTUAL / augmented REALITY

 

We've been playing around with Virtual reality for almost four years. Our Co-Founder, Kat Lintott was one of the first employees at globally recognised VR startup 8i, and Ben helped with early stage R&D. After years of research, Wrestler feels the market is ready and VR / AR is now primed to be the next big wave in communication. Our philosophy is what makes us unique in this space; We want to create experiences that make people better off in the real world. It's this connection between the real and the virtual that will enable us to create truly immersive and memorable experiences.

 

BRANDED EXPERIENCES

WIAL / singapore airlines

Wellington International Airport and Singapore Airlines wanted a way to celebrate the first birthday of Singapore Airlines Capital Express Service. What better than way than taking commuters on a virtual journey to some of the destinations Singapore Airlines flies too. Wrestler created a fully interactive virtual experiences that was took you to Singapore, London and Phuket. We used world first technology developed by DreamFlux to integrate 3D digital assets with real world 360 video footage, creating a realistic immersive experience. Not only that, but we worked with our partner Tomoahawk to design and build the physical activation experience, a custom rickshaw with a Singapore themed backdrop. 


NZSO

New Zealanders can now experience all the excitement and energy of what it’s like to be a musician performing in our national orchestra thanks to cutting-edge 360-degree virtual reality technology. Through a fully immersive VR experience of the 90-member orchestra performing at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre. During the performance, the viewer can stand on the conductor’s podium next to NZSO Associate Conductor Hamish McKeich, or move at any time among the different sections of the orchestra, including first violins, cellos, horns and percussion, as they play. This interactive 360 VR experience is the one of the first in the world of an orchestra filmed in 360-degree video and sound and in five different camera positions.


mercedes

Radar needed a way to make their Mercedes Ute stand out at Fieldays 2017. One problem, the ute wasn't in the country yet. Our solution was to create a fully volumetric experience of the ute (still in the final design phase) and launch it at Fieldays in Hamilton; allowing prospective buyers the opportunity to see the ute close up, and inspect it as if they were there with it in reality. The experience had a high level of interactivity, that included being able to open doors and lift the tray. Parts of the car could be activated to provide information about the ute when prompted; such as the wheel that highlighted as you walked near it —  by pulling the trigger the user would receive a word-for-word description as described by the Mercedes design team in Germany. To give it a kiwi context, we transported the viewer to a South Canterbury mountaintop, at sunset of course. The resulting experience is a truly beautiful sales tool that Mercedes is now touring the country with through it’s dealer network.


WRESTLER ORIGINALS

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WAKE

A girl is about to be born but, first she must journey through the 'landscape of the feminine’, awakening and embodying powerful feminine archetypes before the final passage of birth is revealed. WAKE is a dance experience in which you must match the moves of a goddess in order to unlock your inner potential and move forward in the experience. This is a fully volumetric experience that utilises photogrammetry, gaming engines, 360 video and holographic humans (8i) and will be released on the HTC Vive and Oculus. WAKE is currently under development with NZFC and seeking further funding. Contact kat@wrestler.nz


MĀTAATUA

Virtually step inside Ngāti Awa’s Mātaatua Wharenui and experience the mana of ancient Māori myths and legends as they come to life. This experience will be a mix of volumetric, 360 and animation, and will work cross platform, from mobile to advanced headsets. Mātaatua is currently under development with NZFC and seeking further funding. Contact kat@wrestler.nz

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ANTARCTICA VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Discover the most incredible place on earth. Swim under the ice with a whale or hang out with a thousand penguins. Explore historic huts and experience a snow storm. This is Virtual Antartica, one step off the edge of the world. This project is currently under development and seeking funding. Contact kat@wrestler.nz

 

* Image by Apolla Echino