On October 13-14, attendees of Silicon Slopes Summit will have the chance to experience AlUla Adventures firsthand.
Manga Productions, a subsidiary under Mohammed bin Salman Foundation (MiSK), has partnered with SparkXR to launch AlUla Adventures, an interactive VR-based virtual tourism experience.
The launch will take place at the Silicon Slopes Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah, on October 13-14. During the summit, attendees will have the opportunity to experience the AlUla Adventures Pod, which will teleport them to AlUla.
This is in line with Manga Production’s ongoing efforts to foster the emerging creative and development arts in Saudi Arabia and beyond.
Speaking about the partnership Dr Essam Bukhary, CEO of Manga Productions, said: “We are proud to showcase our partnership with SparkXR through the release of ‘AlUla Adventures’. We believe in the importance of investing and producing projects using the latest technologies within interactive digital arts. Through Manga Productions, we ensured to provide internship opportunities to Saudi talents as we believe it is the future of the entertainment and video game industry.”
Jon Dean, CEO and Co-founder of SparkXR, said: “We are honoured to have collaborated with Manga Productions on ‘AlUla Adventures,’ an innovative virtual travel experience in which users really believe they are somewhere else, truly feel they are moving with the wind on their face and rumble under their feet. We are proud to be a part of advancing the interactive entertainment sector in emerging markets.”
Eng. Abdullah Konash, Producer at Manga Productions, stated: “It’s been a pleasure leading the collaboration between Manga Productions and Spark XR in this amazing development adventure, spearheading technological advancements in the game industry. To achieve authenticity in the experience, the team researched the area extensively to capture its wonders, making you feel like you are there.”