Virtual reality makes the viewer an active participant in the story, allowing them to step into the creator’s imagination and explore their world. You are fully immersed in the experience. And we can’t imagine a better world to enter than that of The Way of Kings. Arcturus has always been fans of the world that Brandon Sanderson created for the opening movement of the Stormlight Archive.
For those that are new to Brandon Sanderson, The Way of Kings is the first book in an epic series set in Roshar. A world of stone and storms. Uncanny tempests of incredible power sweep across the rocky terrain so frequently that they have shaped ecology and civilization alike. Animals hide in shells, trees pull in branches, and grass retracts into the soilless ground. Cities are built only where the topography offers shelter. It has been centuries since the fall of the ten consecrated orders known as the Knights Radiant, but their Shardblades and Shardplate remain: mystical swords and suits of armor that transform ordinary men into near-invincible warriors. Men trade kingdoms for Shardblades. Wars are fought for them and won by them.
One such war rages on a ruined landscape called the Shattered Plains. There, Kaladin, a medical apprentice, has been reduced to slavery. In a war that makes no sense, where ten armies fight separately against a single foe, he struggles to save his men and to fathom the leaders who consider them expendable.
It is the scale of the Shattered Plains, the creatures that roam them and the power of stormlight that all combine to create an amazing opportunity for VR. We have only taken a few steps with this adaptation but are so excited for you to join us.
In this short form adaptation (written by Joshua Rubin, known for his work on Destiny,
Assassin’s Creed 2, and Telltale’s Game of Thrones), you will experience the world of Roshar through the eyes of Kaladin. You will walk on the Shattered Plains during a high storm, learn to harness the power of stormlight, battle the Parshendi and encounter some surprises along the way. Throughout the experience, Syl will be there to guide and assist you in understanding your new powers.
In the spirit of the ancient oaths:
Journey before destination.
Arcturus is an XR studio that creates stories, games, and live-action, immersive experiences. Compelling virtual and augmented reality content is driven by great narrative combined with interactivity; this combination requires a deep understanding of storytelling, play, and engineering. Our projects pioneer artistry and technology in this new entertainment format.