The Wolves in the Walls is a story told through VR that begins with a little girl drawing your eyes. Once your eyes have been drawn properly, you can see the world around you.

That’s before she realizes you’re a bit on the tall side and draws your eyes lower so you’re on her level. Then she begins to explain why she’s scared.

It doesn’t take long before you find out she has very good reasons to be afraid. The short, created by Fable Studio is a big step up from Oculus Story Studios’ Henry, one of the early narrative experiences in VR.

“There was a moment that took us all back in Henry, where this little hedgehog makes eye contact with you,” Pete Billington, the director of Wolves in the Walls, told Polygon. “In VR, that was particularly powerful, because there was this character making a direct connection with you, and at the same time, we were getting really early prototypes of the Touch controllers.” The Wolves in the Walls will debut at this weekend’s Sundance Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The Faded Studio team rose from the ashes of Oculus Story Studios, which shut down in 2017. Wolves in the Walls has been in development for years, and is based on the story by Neil Gaiman. Read more from…

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