A book fair by Kwago and Warehouse Eight, Komura; is launching new pockets of experiences featuring exciting ways to tell a story. One of which is Komura; Pixel where different local independent video game developers will showcase their work and virtual reality (VR) startup Veer Technologies and the VR PH community will let everyone experience the movie Ready Player One in VR.
“Komura; Pixel is a platform where creators can explore multimedia storytelling using emerging technologies. We’re so thankful that Veer Technologies agreed to come to the book fair to show people how VR can be another medium to experience a book,” Kwago owner and Komura; co-founder Czyka Tumaliuan said.
Unlike existing gaming conventions and gatherings, the focus of Komura; Pixel is not just playing games, but understanding how technology is creating new narrative forms, as well as discovering new ways stories can be brought to life.
“We’re too behind. In the US, there’s Magic Leap already, an augmented reality comics platform. Basically, you have a comic book and there’s holograms popping out and sometimes you can interact with it!” Tumaliuan said.
Komura; Pixel will be designed in such a way that it will feel like you’re in your buddy’s bedroom where people can try out the games developed by the indie video game developer community and have a beer with them.
“I’m not a big gamer, but my childhood wouldn’t be complete without computer games. Playing video games is like a deep dive into another dimension, which what exactly what a book does,” Warehouse Eight co-owner and Komura; co-founder Kayla Dionisio said.
“Komura;, has a strong writer and illustrator base and it’s exciting to bridge this group with the tech community in a chill and casual setting where they can share each other’s passions with ease and explore possible collaborations,” she added.
Featured creators and communities at Komura; Pixel:
Tadhana RPG by Nathan Riskin
A Single Moment by Tobie Abad
Golden Hour by Maatcha Studios
Shots Fired by Chry.se
Komura; Book Fair is on June 16, 10am-8pm. Follow our event page for updates: bit.ly/KomuraJune
ABOUT KOMURA; BOOK FAIR
Inspired by the runaway library in Haruki Murakami’s award-winning novel “Kafka on the Shore,” Komura; is a literary respite where people can chill with friends and talk about stories they love. An initiative by Warehouse Eight and Kwago, Komura; is a haven for deep and honest exchange of curiosities and a platform to showcase and explore the possibilities of a book.
Business address: Warehouse 8a, La Fuerza Plaza, 2241 Chino Roces ave., Makati 1231