Posted on 8 November by Dom Oldrey – Creative Director, Supermassive Games
I’ve always been fascinated by dinosaurs. They’re the biggest creatures to ever walk the earth and their era covered over a hundred million years. With long teeth, razor sharp claws and giant club tails, dinosaurs are the original real-life monsters!
When Sony first showed Supermassive Wonderbook we were blown away by how intuitive a system it is. Blending an augmented reality book with the precision of the Move controller changes how you experience games. Whilst the images still happen on screen the sensation you get is that your living room has come to life. We instantly set about dreaming up game ideas that would make the most of this amazing technology. It didn’t take long for us to start talking dinosaurs!
Fortunately we already had contacts at BBC Worldwide so were able to start discussing bringing the Walking with Dinosaurs show to Wonderbook. At that point we didn’t know there was already a 3D movie in production. Our stars were fully aligned so it didn’t take much to get BBC Worldwide and Sony excited about the possibilities of bringing dinosaurs back to life on Wonderbook.