News: Magic Leap Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

Magic Leap Releases Game of Thrones Experience for All Magic Leap One Users

It turns out that the video Magic Leap released earlier today was indeed a teaser for the public release of the Game of Thrones experience for meant for all Magic Leap One users.

Available now for download in the Magic Leap World section, the app is a free download that allows you to enter the world of Game of Thrones in augmented reality for the first time.

"Created in partnership with HBO, this is the truncated version of the full Game of Thrones 'The Dead Must Die,' a Magic Leap experience available at select AT&T stores," reads the introductory message to the experience on the app.

Image by Magic Leap/YouTube

"We showcase adaptive location based design by creating a portal that transforms your space," the message reads. "High fidelity character interaction brings you as close as you can get to a ferocious White Walker. Experience the transformational power of spatial computing in this new immersive encounter and join the fight for the living wherever you are."

Even the setup process for the experience remains true to the aesthetics of the HBO series. Before starting, you are prompted to look at a set of golden rings around your play space. You're then asked to stare at them until they are frozen with ice, thus indicating that the spatial marker has been set.

Afterward, you have the option to choose on which wall you want the portal to the north to open up. Much like Dr. Grordbort's Invaders, the spatial mapping is flawless, and soon the wall you have selected begins to freeze over and crack.

Once the cracking finishes, as you might expect, a White Walker steps through. But just before that, you can grab a dragon glass dagger to be used for your defense. Once the White Walker steps through, your survival is up to you. I'll leave how that turns out as a surprise, but if you've seen season 8, episode 3 of Game of Thrones, the result is much the same.

A scene from the VR experience “Beyond the Wall”. Images via Framestore

The app was developed by Framestore, a global creative studio that does immersive production work and has offices in New York, London, Los Angeles, Chicago, Montreal, and India. The studio also created a VR version of the experience called "Beyond the Wall," which allows the user to fight off zombie hordes beyond the wall in Game of Thrones.

This latest Magic Leap experience is a short but incredibly engaging dip into the world of Game of Thrones for hardcore fans. And while physical props don't frame it as fully the AT&T in-store experience, the app is nevertheless incredibly well done and a great bit of fan service for those still reeling from the latest episode in the last season of Game of Thrones.

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