Summertime Entertainment, the studio producing the upcoming Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return 3D CG animated feature film, has released an interactive game app featuring the film’s Toto character.
Connecting technology and human participation, the multi-level game app allows players to make the spirited cartooned terrier dog perform a number of amusing acts using their own body movements.
The actions, including dancing and fetching, get more challenging as the player progresses through the many different levels.
The app uses camera gesture control and gyro sensing to bring Toto to life. Its “Music and Dance” option allows players to dance with Toto to any song on their device.
The app analyzes the beats of the selected song and creates custom patterns for the player to dance to. By dancing in a certain direction the player can hit the many different targets to earn points.
As they collect points by hitting the target, the difficulty of doing so increases. Every song provides a different experience for the player and Toto.
In the “Play Fetch” option, users shake the device to fling Toto’s favorite saucer in the air, and shake it again for Toto to catch it. Emulating the natural feel of a game of fetch, the challenge lies (and increases) in the players’ time to make Toto jump to catch the saucer.
In addition to making Toto dance and fetch, players can also use the “Weather” option to see how Toto responds to the current weather in their neighborhood. Depending on what’s happening outside, he may shiver, pull out an umbrella, ask for water or pant.
The app, co-developed with Xenium Digital Pvt Ltd and Mega World Media, is available for Apple iPhones and iPads for $0.99 on the Apple App Store.
More information about the film can be found at www.legendsofozmovie.com.