Magpie Mysteries is a project initiated in partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Britain. The Qxr team has created ten chapters of a prequel/backstory to Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, designed as an AR mobile narrative leading into a location-based AR-enhanced theatrical experience. The long term goal is to develop a series of similar prequel stories in the Shakespeare Cinematic Universe, across a range of media (Mobile AR, Headset, PC, LBE, TV & Film).
Qxr Studios is an interactive studio with narrative at the heart of what we do.
We are setting out to create a fresh new cross-medium platform for augmented episodic entertainment.
Technology is core to delivering on that promise. The tech is the paintbrush; the games and experiences are the artworks.
Using WebXR and our proprietary platform, we create stories that travel between worlds, and we will enable Creators to use our tools to make cool stuff for the Metaverse.
We are a highly-skilled international team of storytellers and technical innovators. Leveraging our deep bench of talent - from the lead designer of Halo Wars and Quake III Arena, the creator of the first ARG, to the co-creator of Guardians of the Galaxy - we create best in class episodic content.
The Metropolis Universe
Metropolis Origins is an NFT collectible card game, set in a cyberpunk world. When the Big Lift took the best of humanity to the stars, the old world ended and a new one formed out of street tech and sheer hustle. Use muscle, cunning, or hacking skills to make your way up from the dark alleys to the bright lights of Metropolis. Just don't lose.
Build your deck and play against an AI or other players from around the world. Play as characters from different factions: Corporate, Government or Underground. Use your strategy and wits to take down your opponent before they defeat you.
Metropolis for Snapchat
In partnership with the Snap Ghost program, QXR is developing a multi-player crime-solving experience in augmented reality. See portals into the Metropolis world and solve mysteries with other players.
A webXR experience. Metropolis Reborn is set on a ravaged Earth in 2287, after ecological destruction made it essentially uninhabitable. AI robots outnumber humans, most of which left Earth in The Big Lift to a distant star after humans failed to terraform the solar system.
Those who chose not to go live in the few megacities that remain, where the TVs are always on loud, and conspiracy theory (or reality?) abounds.
Was The Big Lift all just A Big Lie?
The Ship of the Dead
The Ship of the Dead
The Ship of the Dead is an augmented reality audiobook experience created by Qxr in partnership with international best-selling author, Kate Mosse. We have brought one of Kate’s beloved ghost stories to life on your phone fusing immersive visual and sound design with narration by the author.