A Brief History of Amazing Stunts by Astonishing People is Wonderscope’s launch content, showcasing how AR can drive a whole new approach to “spatial storytelling” and transform ordinary spaces into extraordinary stories.
The story responds to a child’s movement and voice—including lines of dialogue that are highlighted as a child reads them aloud—showcasing the platform’s unique potential to elevate early childhood learning.
PRELOADED’s vision was to bring to life stories which simply need to be seen, and experienced, to be believed. Written by Beth Garrod, the story allows children to take part in three of history’s most impossible stunts, and meet and interact with the real people that made them happen.
The first stunt brought to life is Betty Bromage, an 88-year-old grandmother who stood on the wings of an airborne bi-plane. Betty broke her own record for becoming the world’s oldest female wing-walker (yes wing-walker!), taking to the wing of a bright yellow 1944 Boeing–Stearman.
The next character the audience meets is Helen Gibson, a daredevil who was known as Hollywood’s first stuntwoman during a lengthy career playing an important role in feature films at the start of the 20th century.
Our final character is Charles Blondin, the larger than life Frenchman who in 1859, who became the first person to tightrope across Niagara Falls.
Each stunt shines a light on the incredible human story behind the stunt, but we also wanted to create an emotional connection with the characters. The “Look At” feature approximates the experience of eye-contact with characters, deepening the emotional connection and sense of participation in the story.