Wallace & Gromit Go Augmented Reality

Wallace & Gromit are pretty much the most iconic British duo of all time. At least, they’re the most iconic British duo of all time that are made out of plasticine. Despite the death of the long-time voice actor for Wallace, Peter Sallis, the characters seem to be doing pretty well for themselves.

Recently, Aardman and Fictioneers have announced a brand-new augmented reality experience starring the man and his dog themselves. Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix-Up is a story-driven augmented reality experience coming to mobile platforms soon.

The game will feature both mixed and augmented reality segments. The duo will text and even call you to drive the story forward. It seems to be a fully-fledged adventure taking place in the real world via the medium of your smartphone.

Wallace & Gromit in Augmented Reality

Wallace & Gromit - The Big Fix-Up
One thing’s for sure. They’ve certainly got the humor right so far. | Source: The Big Fix-Up – YouTube

While augmented reality games are incredibly popular these days, they don’t tend to be story-based. For the most part, they tend towards games like Pokemon Go: repeatable experiences that keep players playing and spending money to support the games’ ongoing development.

Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix-Up is somewhat unique. Having a story that uses all of the features of a modern smartphone is a novel concept. Combined with the wacky style and humor of Wallace & Gromit, and we’re all sure to be in for a big adventure when the game finally releases this autumn.

Fictioneers are developing the game, a company whose entire ethos seems to be story-based augmented reality gaming. We can be pretty sure that if this game works out, they’ll probably be doing more projects in a similar vein in years to come.

To learn more about Wallace & Gromit: The Big Fix-Up, you can check out the game’s website or watch the trailer above.

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