BBC Worldwide, in partnership with Twentieth Century Fox and creators Evergreen Studios, today announced the launch of its Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie: Photo Adventure app for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Now you can see dinosaurs stomping down the street, roaming through schools and offices, and roaring to life in your home with this new augmented reality app.
Using the camera function of a mobile or tablet device users will be able to pose in any real world location with the stars of the 3D Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, released in cinemas worldwide this Christmas. Using state-of-the-art technology created for the movie, Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie: Photo Adventure brings the dinosaur characters to life in incredible lifelike detail with sophisticated animation, sound and graphics that show every tooth and scale.
The free to download app, available at iTunes and Google Play, awakens six dinosaur movie characters and thanks to enabled picture sharing, allows users to instantly upload their unique dinosaur posed images to Facebook and Twitter at the tap of a button in both 'Photo Booth' and 'Adventure Mode'.
The app's Adventure Mode uses a printable target to uniquely create a virtual dinosaur habitat on any flat surface. Watch dinosaur rivalries play out in front of you as the beautifully animated Pachyrhinosaurus and Gorgosaurus, the 3D movie's hero and villain, spring to life and vie for territory.
Said Paul Joffe, VP Digital Entertainment & Games, BBC Worldwide,
"Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie: Photo Adventure brilliantly uses augmented reality to bring the big screen stars of Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie bursting into your world thanks to a fun and creative app that allows you to come face to face with a gigantic Gorgosaurus and share the moment with your friends."
Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie: Photo Adventure app highlights:
- Astonishing lifelike augmented reality dinosaurs, added to any real world location.
- - Easy to use camera features allow placing and posing virtual dinosaurs in the camera view, with options to adjust lighting and add colour to the dinosaurs.
- - Ability to instantly share pictures to Facebook and Twitter.
- - Meet the stars of Walking with Dinosaurs, including our hero-in-waiting Patchi, his tough brother Scowler, sweet Juniper, and a terrifying Gorgosaurus villain.
- - Facts at your fingertips about a variety of lesser-known dinosaur species.
For the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Presented by Twentieth Century Fox and Reliance Entertainment, in association with IM Global Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie, from BBC Earth Films and Evergreen Studios is the ultimate immersive, big screen adventure for families, airing in thousands of movie theatres around the globe from December 20th. Meet dinosaurs more real than you've ever seen before, as you take off on a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where Patchi, an underdog dinosaur, triumphs against all odds to become a hero for the ages.
The Walking with Dinosaurs: Photo Adventure App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.