Nickelodeon announces new VR / AR animated series
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nickelodeon is developing a new animated series called Meet the Voxels, which will include experiences designed for VR and AR.
The new series was conceived by Chris Young, Senior VP of Nickelodeon Entertainment Lab (an R&D division focused on emerging platforms and new technology).
Set in the video game world, Meet the Voxels will follow a family of video game characters. At this stage, the Voxels are: Hunter, the 13-year-old star of a laser-tag video game; Maude, a 16-year-old girl fighting to pop as many bubbles as she can; their younger brother Cody, who has not found his video game calling yet; Mom, a popular street fighter in her game; and Dad, a 1990s-era classic console game character who quit the business years ago.
This is a promising development for children’s programming on XR platforms. Nickelodeon has already delivered content for VR and AR, and appears committed to continue those efforts.