Virtual reality rights sold for YA trilogy in ‘world first’ deal
Virtual reality rights to a YA trilogy have been sold to an ‘interactive entertainment company’ in what is being described as a ‘world first’ deal, reports the Bookseller. ‘The Fallow Trilogy’ by Amy Lankester-Owen is ‘set in 2166, in a world in which the authorities are experimenting on teenagers’. The company To Play For will adapt the books to allow users to see directly into the minds of the protagonists. To Play For CEO and former Penguin UK head of digital Guy Gadney said the series ‘has exactly the sort of characters and story worlds that we are looking to develop interactively’. ‘The books’ “mind-fusing” is a perfect match for VR technology,’ he said.