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Madefire Comics App Launches on Magic Leap AR Headset

February 04, 2019 / JANKO ROETTGERS

Electronic comic book publisher Madefire brought its app to the Magic Leap AR headset Monday, enabling Magic Leap owners to explore comic panels in a spatial environment.“I think of it as a new stage for storytelling,” said Madefire CEO Ben Wolstenholme during a recent interview with Variety. The partnership between the two companies was first announced at New York ComicCon last October.Magic Leap owners will have access to more than 50 comic series at launch, with much more content to come. Some of those titles have been optimized for the device, and allow viewers to zoom in on individual panels and explore stories in layers presented in a 3D space, complete with spatial audio.In addition to that, the Madefire app will offer access to 2D comics that can be blown up and browsed in augmented reality, and for instance projected on your living room wall. Most of the comics available this way also exist as 2D versions on Madefire’s iPad, phone and web apps. The goal was t...