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'Allumette' by Penrose Studios 

  • By levi brocklehurst
  • 26 Jul, 2017

Allumette is an incredibly innovative VR Masterpiece

'Allumette' by Penrose Studios
'Allumette' by Penrose Studios
Allumette is a 20-minute animated film loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's “Matchstick Girl,”. This short story was a literary tale of social justice, with Andersen highlighting the unjust plight of orphans across Europe in the 19th century. It's a children's story that's whimsical and melancholy in an intimate emotional level. It's focus is on the love between a mother and her child as well as the sacrifices that people are willing to make for the greater good. 

The amazing Alumette by Penrose Studios
The amazing Alumette by Penrose Studios
Once the trailer's opening sequence fades, your transported to a fantastically surreal floating VR world loosely inspired by Venice as a floating city in the sky, clouds lap the buildings like waves in the winding canals  which is the home of  the orphan girl Allumette. The movie has dollshouse feel to it and Allumette carries a box of life-sized matchsticks, which look alike to majorette batons as she huddles to escape the snow and wind that skim along its sides.
The movie provides a sense of exploration and learning as you. There are no instructions or guidelines on how you can interact with the story's universe. You just find yourself immersed in it as you start to move around, poke your head here and there. VR is already proving it will be the next new major form of human storytelling.
Penrose Studios 'Allumette'
Penrose Studios 'Allumette'
For those interested in experiencing Allumette’s  emotional story — that could very well bring you to tears — you can watch it now, for free. It’s available on PlayStation VR, the Oculus Rift, and Steam for the Rift and Vive.

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