Update: Get an inside look at the VR experience here.
Step into the shoes of a deadly black-ops spy in this 30-foot tall location-based VR experience.
With San Diego Comic-Con International just around the corner, excitement surrounding this years crop of multi-genre entertainment and comic exhibits have once again begun to mount. As Amazon Studios prepares their usual line-up of Prime Video content, the company has revealed several show-floor experiences focused around their upcoming original series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Developed by creative digital production company MediaMonks, Jack Ryan Training Field, puts attendees in the shoes of a special agent in-training using a custom location-based VR experience. Using the latest Optitrack 4D tracking system and Oculus Rift technology, the massive, 30-foot tall structure throws users directly into a high-stakes scenario throughout which they’ll physically feel every moment. Participants will begin by rappelling from a helicopter, hopping across the rooftops of towering high rise buildings, and zip-lining safely to the ground.
After participating in the Jack Ryan Training Field, visitors gain full field clearance and are permitted to access Dark Ops, a one-of-a-kind escape room experience in which attendees play the role of amateur analysts tasked with offering remote assistance to THE Jack Ryan. Developed by AKQA and Unit 9, the unique live-action experience is a faithful recreation of the shows pilot episode.
Amazon is also offering a variety of other Prime content, including a live panel with some fo the creators of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, as well as another with the cast and crew of The Man In The High Castle. There will also be a Middle Eastern bazaar full of hidden assignments for attendees to investigate. A live leaderboard will keep track of player progress, with some free Jack Ryan swag being dished out regularly.
“We’re thrilled to bring such a diverse group of creators to SDCC and give fans an exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come for these highly-anticipated shows,” said Mike Benson, Head of Marketing, Amazon Studios. “Our activation for Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is our most ambitious to date and will be one of the must-see events of Comic-Con.”
You can check out the Jack Ryan fan experience Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 across the street from the San Diego Convention Center at the corner of 1st street at Martin Luther King Promenade.
Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan will be available on Amazon Prime Video August 31st.
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