#GOTAsiaWOW – Singapore to host HBO Asia’s 1st immersive Game of Thrones event featuring 4D Oculus Rift Game of Thrones experience

Fans of Game of Throne in Singapore will be the first to try the immersive 4D Oculus Rift-based Game of Thrones. 

You can picture yourself ascending the Northern wall, or come face to face with a Targaryan dragon. Read on below for the full press release and all the other images. 

SINGAPORE, MARCH 1, 2016 – Calling all GAME OF THRONES fans in Singapore! Fancy ascending The Wall like Jon Snow or wielding Arya Stark’s sword from the series, Needle? Maybe claiming the Iron Throne for yourself and taking pictures with a Targaryen dragon?

For the very first time in Asia and for a limited time only, HBO Asia will bring to Singapore an interactive event anchored by the Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall virtual reality experience. An unprecedented 4D immersive entertainment experience powered by Oculus Rift, Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall takes the user into the show and on a journey to the top of the 700-foot ice Wall as featured in the hit HBO series.

The Game of Thrones Experience: Worlds of Westeros (#GOTAsiaWOW)

When: April 2 to 7, 2016

Time:   10am to 10pm

Where: ION Orchard, Basement 4 Atrium

A free interactive event open to all, HBO Asia’s “The Game of Thrones Experience: Worlds of Westeros” will also include:

·        A display of the actual weapons from the series, including swords Oathkeeper (given to Brienne of Tarth by Jaime Lannister), Arya Stark’s Needle, Ned Stark’s Ice and the White Walker sword.

·        A replica of the iconic Game of Thrones Iron Throne from the series, where fans and the uninitiated alike can sit and experience

·        Original storyboards and concept art from the series

·        Photo opportunities with Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon, Drogon, against a green screen set up

StarHub customers* will be given priority to experience the Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall – Oculus Rift virtual reality experience as well as photo opportunities with the Iron Throne and Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon.

HBO’s most successful series of all time, GAME OF THRONES (#GameofThrones) begins its ten-episode sixth season (#GoTSeason6) in Singapore the same time as the US – exclusively on HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601) this April 25 at 9am, with a same day primetime encore at 9pm. The series will also be available on HBO GO on StarHub Go and HBO On Demand.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, HBO’s Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The HBO series has won 26 Emmys®, among many other awards.

The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.

About the Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall – Oculus Rift virtual reality experience

Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall was developed by HBO in cooperation with its experiential agency, Relevent. Powered by Oculus Rift, this experience combines the latest in interactive technology and computer graphicsgenerated by Framestore, the Academy Award® winning imaging company for Best Visual Effects for its work on the blockbuster, Gravity.

An unprecedented immersive entertainment experience that takes fans into the show and on a journey to the top of the Wall, visitors step into a physical recreation of the Castle Black winch elevator where they don the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and a pair of headphones. From that moment on, they are transported into Westeros and find themselves inside a virtual version of the same elevator – everything looks, sounds and feels extremely real.

The elevator starts to go up, taking our rider on a journey 700 feet up to the top of the Wall.  Along the way, 4D elements create the sensation of wind whipping their hair and the elevator rattling underfoot, adding to the realism. At the top, they can look out across all of the Seven Kingdoms and walk across to the other side for a breath-taking view of the land beyond the Wall.

*Priority will be given to StarHub customers and one guest, with the provision of one of the following:

·        StarHub network indication on their mobile phones

·        Digital or hardcopy StarHub bill from February, March or April 2016

·        Successful log in with Hub-ID via the My StarHub App or StarHub Go App. 

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