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CreativeXR developed by Digital Catapult and Arts Council England, is designed to help content creators develop more ambitious prototypes and explore new ways of storytelling enabled by immersive technologies.

Since its inception CreativeXR has supported selected teams in two phases of the programme, from prototype funding through to funded projects.

2019

Prototype Funding

Invisible Light by 59 Productions is a mixed reality theatrical... Invisible Light by 59 Productions is a mixed reality theatrical project combining live performance, set design, projection mapping, 360-degree sound and augmented reality.
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Interference by Abandon Normal Devices is a deep-space data hunter on... Interference by Abandon Normal Devices is a deep-space data hunter on an infinite endeavour of space exploration. Whose journey ends at a dying star’s core, where their existence reveals undreamt datascapes.
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Under Attack by Also Known As is a room-scale VR installation that... Under Attack by Also Known As is a room-scale VR installation that uses spatialised sound, smells and haptic feedback to make you feel what it’s like to be a journalist targeted for doing your job.
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Goliath by Anagram is an immersive VR experience exploring what it... Goliath by Anagram is an immersive VR experience exploring what it means to live the experience of a man using gaming to overcome his psychiatric disorders.
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What happens when your body is an abstract concept? Basic Tension 3 by... What happens when your body is an abstract concept? Basic Tension 3 by Basic Tension and Off World is a collaborative dance installation intended to challenge social, racial and psychological perceptions of the body.
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Zia Dance Duet by BespokeVR Ltd is a full body immersive experience,... Zia Dance Duet by BespokeVR Ltd is a full body immersive experience, dancing with an AI dancer named Zia who responds fluidly to your unique dancing style.
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Game Over? by Blackwatch Entertainment is a ‘choose your own’... Game Over? by Blackwatch Entertainment is a ‘choose your own’ interactive, live action and mixed media theatrical experience.
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What is Normal? by Call & Response explores how conventional notions... What is Normal? by Call & Response explores how conventional notions of normality, productivity and difference impact on the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism.
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Through the Wardrobe by Colour My Reality invites the user to explore... Through the Wardrobe by Colour My Reality invites the user to explore the belongings of others and challenge your own gender expression. Discover a wardrobe where the possibilities of gender are endless.
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Experienced in total darkness, Breathe by Darkfield is a communal... Experienced in total darkness, Breathe by Darkfield is a communal exploration of conscious dreaming, using speech recognition to deepen the audience’s agency and connection with recorded characters.
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Present by Fight in the Dog is an immersive, laugh out loud,... Present by Fight in the Dog is an immersive, laugh out loud, interactive comedy guided by stand-up comedian Jordan Brookes.
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DAZZLE 2020 by Gibson/Martelli and Peut-Porter reimagines the 1919... DAZZLE 2020 by Gibson/Martelli and Peut-Porter reimagines the 1919 Chelsea Arts Club 'Dazzle' Ball as a model for a next-generation mixed reality performance space.
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Now Was The Time, a detective story told in the ruins of time, is a... Now Was The Time, a detective story told in the ruins of time, is a new immersive production from ground-breaking theatre-makers imitating the dog.
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Rory Mullarkey’s Flood by Megaverse is a VR immersive experience... Rory Mullarkey’s Flood by Megaverse is a VR immersive experience that invites the user to enter the flood with a misfit group of young survivors fighting for their lives in a global climate apocalypse.
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BEDLAM by Minky Productions is a virtual reconstruction of Bethlehem... BEDLAM by Minky Productions is a virtual reconstruction of Bethlehem Hospital, the world’s first "hospital for lunatics" in the early 17th century.
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Madrid Noir: The Prologue by No Ghost is an interactive animated... Madrid Noir: The Prologue by No Ghost is an interactive animated adventure that transports audiences to the bustling streets of 1920’s Madrid.
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Therese & Peta: A Tale of Two-Spirits by Queer Media UK. Discover the... Therese & Peta: A Tale of Two-Spirits by Queer Media UK. Discover the Native American hidden figure in the most famous photo of AIDS, seen by a billion people, a powerful story of love, friendship and the circle of care.
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UnDust by Satore Tech. Based on the internationally acclaimed... UnDust by Satore Tech. Based on the internationally acclaimed performance Dust by Akrham Khan, transposes the viewer into a world where the physical and the intangible realities collapse.
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Basilisk: Enter the Fold by Studio Leg is a semi-fictional interactive... Basilisk: Enter the Fold by Studio Leg is a semi-fictional interactive VR experience, where a mind-reading super intelligence carries out its own product launch.
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The Time Machine by TOMTech and Make Real is a hybrid playable theatre... The Time Machine by TOMTech and Make Real is a hybrid playable theatre where actions, or inactions, matter the most.
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2018 - 2019

Funded Projects

Immersive Histories

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Fatherland

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Traitor

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When Something Happens

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Common Ground

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2018 - 2019

Prototype Funding

CODA by Aardman Animations Ltd A story-led VR experience that blends... CODA by Aardman Animations Ltd A story-led VR experience that blends fairy tale, music and gaming.
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The Collider by ANAGRAM Navigating across a virtual divide, you and a... The Collider by ANAGRAM Navigating across a virtual divide, you and a partner find each other.
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STEIN by Hammerhead A VR crime thriller solving cold cases throughout... STEIN by Hammerhead A VR crime thriller solving cold cases throughout British history.
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Beholder by BOM (Birmingham Open Media) An immersive experience that... Beholder by BOM (Birmingham Open Media) An immersive experience that explores beauty from autistic perspectives.
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Coast AR by Immersive Storylab A mixed reality experience that will... Coast AR by Immersive Storylab A mixed reality experience that will enhance the UK Coastline through story, myth, fantasy and heritage.
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London's Got Character by Figment Productions An Augmented Reality... London's Got Character by Figment Productions An Augmented Reality experience bringing London’s cultural history to life through it’s vibrant literary, artistic and historical characters.
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The Conductor by Interplay Theatre An immersive digital exploration of... The Conductor by Interplay Theatre An immersive digital exploration of the human senses and nature.
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Winter VR by Metro-Boulot-Dodo A poignant story of love, music and... Winter VR by Metro-Boulot-Dodo A poignant story of love, music and loss set against a beautiful arctic landscape.
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XR Museum by NSC Creative Enter the space wing of a virtual museum and... XR Museum by NSC Creative Enter the space wing of a virtual museum and go beyond the glass.
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Theatrical Reality by Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment A magic... Theatrical Reality by Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment A magic mirror to unchain theatrical barriers using augmented reality technologies.
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Leviathan Legacy by Plymouth Arts Centre Rising sea levels,... Leviathan Legacy by Plymouth Arts Centre Rising sea levels, interplanetary travel and aquatic worlds: Leviathan Legacy.
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Open Space by Roomsize Be immersed within an invisible ensemble of... Open Space by Roomsize Be immersed within an invisible ensemble of musicians, who create an ever-changing musical texture around you.
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The Whitechapel Tales AR by 1888 An augmented reality experience... The Whitechapel Tales AR by 1888 An augmented reality experience covering the history and a story of the Whitechapel area.
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Three Lights by Third Lighter Ltd. An immersive, narrative driven, VR... Three Lights by Third Lighter Ltd. An immersive, narrative driven, VR learning experience designed for the museum sector.
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Symphony of Noise by UP Creatives Immerse yourself into... Symphony of Noise by UP Creatives Immerse yourself into sonic-landscapes - ‘Listen differently’ to reveal the music hidden in our world.
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Immersive Histories by All Seeing Eye Ltd, Nailsworth: An immersive VR... Immersive Histories by All Seeing Eye Ltd, Nailsworth: An immersive VR experience allowing an audience to physically step into history and experience the famous 'Dambusters' mission from on board Guy Gibson's Lancaster. Completed with support from Other Set and the RAF Museum.
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An interactive theatre experience using real-time motion capture and... An interactive theatre experience using real-time motion capture and VR technology that brings to life the journey of a son and father coming to terms with dementia and disembodiment in a modern world. Completed in partnership with University of Portsmouth and The National Theatre.
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Traitor by Pilot Theatre, York: A two-player interactive high stakes... Traitor by Pilot Theatre, York: A two-player interactive high stakes thriller, combining VR with live action, produced by Pilot Theatre.
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When Something Happens by Boom Clap Play, Belfast: An epic journey... When Something Happens by Boom Clap Play, Belfast: An epic journey through the history of the cosmos – from the big bang to modern life – written and narrated by poet Boston Williams. Completed with support from Northern Ireland Screen and Northern Ireland Science Festival.
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Common Ground (working title) by VR CITY LTD, London: An immersive... Common Ground (working title) by VR CITY LTD, London: An immersive journey into the complicated history of the notorious Aylesbury Estate, using stereoscopic 360 video, photogrammetry and 3D modelling. Completed with support from Royal Holloway University, Creation Trust and IDFA.
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