Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway Blasts Off Today🚀 on Meta Quest!

Hello there!

The day has arrived!


Wallace & Gromit VR adventure The Grand Getaway VR and Jamtastic! Mixed Reality Game are OUT OW on Meta Quest!
Blast off on an epic story-led adventure full of the heart and humor of a classic Aardman film while you play as Wallace, Gromit, and their brand-new contraption Auto-Caddy!

As unveiled yesterday during the UploadVR Winter Showcase, publisher Astrea and co-producers Aardman and Atlas V are proud to announce that Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway launches today for the Meta Quest platform, including the hilariously fun Mixed Reality experience Jamtastic!

Watch the release trailer, which first premiered on the UploadVR Winter Showcase, made in collaboration with IGN, and get ready for some cracking fun on Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro. 

The iconic stop-motion animated duo’s first virtual reality experience is an interactive, narrative-led VR experience for Meta Quest VR headsets which will take fans on a brand-new adventure with much-loved characters Wallace and Gromit.


“Wallace & Gromit In The Grand Getaway Feels Just Like The Films” – UploadVR

Prepare to be transported into the charming and hilarious world of Wallace & Gromit in an unforgettable journey filled with wit, humor, and the trademark inventiveness of these iconic characters.

About The Grand Getaway

The iconic stop-motion animated duo’s first virtual reality experience is an interactive, narrative-led VR experience for Meta Quest VR headsets which will take fans on a brand-new adventure with much-loved characters Wallace and Gromit.

“You’ll be doing all the sorts of things you see the guys doing in the films! Repairing, launching, tuning and eating crackers of course! There’ll be some more mechanical gameplay as well focusing on skill, timing and puzzle solving.” – mentions Lawrence Bennett, No Ghost’s Gameplay Director.

As they get ready for their golfing getaway with their new contraption Auto-Caddy and their assistant Beryl, they quickly realize that Wallace had his dates mixed up, and that the only way to make it to Bognor Regis golfing resort on time is by taking the Rocket. But ever the maker of his own misfortune, Wallace soon causes mayhem with a clumsy mishap which sends their Rocket flying off course to Mars, where their adventure begins.

The immersive experience unfolds across twelve distinct chapters, allowing users to play as Auto-Caddy, Gromit, and Wallace as they navigate a cinematic virtual reality experience full of the interactions that make VR so fun and unique.

The Grand Getaway leverages the magical presence of VR technology to forge a new frontier in immersive storytelling, where players will experience the excitement of becoming part of a Wallace & Gromit film.

KEY FEATURES

🐾 Play from the perspective of Wallace, Gromit, and their brand-new contraption Auto-Caddy!

🕹️ Enjoy re-playable mini-games along the way.🪐Discover strange worlds, encounter new life forms.

🎥Explore iconic environments in a story full of the heart and humour of a classic Aardman film.

About Jamtastic

Become Wallace’s Breakfast Contraption Tester In Jamtastic! Mixed Reality Game For Quest 3!
The experience begins with a small projector smashing through your ceiling and delivering Wallace in hologram form to set up the challenge. He’s off on his Grand Getaway and you have been selected to test his newest creation designed to make spreading jam a thing of the past! With the assistance of his ‘helping hands’ that takeover and transform your real-world space, you’ll be guided through 30 unique levels of jamtastic fun.

The more you test the more you unlock, taking delivery of new, wonderfully chaotic challenges testing your jam-firing timing, accuracy and speed. Tackle a torrent of toasted targets and prove yourself a Top Tester. Just try not to make too much mess…

KEY FEATURES

🔫A mixed reality game with 30 unique levels of jamtastic fun.

🎯 Tackle toast and more to get the highest score and prove yourself a top tester!👋Enjoy check-ins from Wallace as he dials into your home ‘live’ from his Grand Getaway.

⚠️Please note: The Helping Hands take no responsibility for any crumbs or jam that may appear around your home!

Jamtastic! will be available for Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro headsets and included with the purchase of The Grand Getaway VR experience, which is set to be released at the end of the year.

About the Project

Finbar Hawkins and Bram Ttwheam are co-directing the experience for Aardman with the support of Academy Award® winner and creator of Wallace & Gromit Nick Park, and Wallace & Gromit Creative Director Merlin Crossingham. Ben Whitehead will again voice Wallace, as he has done for previous Wallace & Gromit projects, following in the footsteps of the late Peter Sallis.

“Our mission at Aardman is to create worlds that our fans can have many windows into. Even though we cherish all the craft that goes behind every format we create, we know people ultimately want to hang out with the characters we create, and in the worlds we build, to be drawn through the stories we tell. This transcends formats, and VR & MR is the perfect tool to translate people deep into these spaces and let them explore and play.”– commented Dan Efergan, Executive Creative Director of Interactive at Aardman.

Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway and Jamtastic! are a co-production between Aardman, Atlas V, in association with No Ghost and Albyon, with the support of immersive distributor and publisher Astrea and the Meta Quest team, and for Jamtastic!, the German producer Reynard Films.

“Our hope is that players will come away from ‘The Grand Getaway’ with the same joy and laughter they get from watching a Wallace & Gromit film, but enhanced by the immersive nature of VR. We want them to feel like they’ve stepped into a 360-degree Wallace & Gromit movie, interacting and engaging with their beloved characters in a whole new way.” – commented Antoine Cayrol and Arnaud Colinart, executive producers of the experience and Atlas V co-founders.

This exciting collaboration promises to bring a unique XR adventure poised to break new ground in immersive entertainment.

Prepare to be transported into the charming and hilarious world of Wallace & Gromit like never before!

Wallace & Gromit in The Grand Getaway and Jamtastic! are out now for Meta Quest and with a retail price of 12.99 USD | 12.99 EUR

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