SPREE Interactive Announces Global Launch of Mission to Mars

SPREE Interactive partners with European broadcasting giant ProSiebenSat.1, Hollywood VFX house Pixomondo, and Munich shopping mall Forum Schwanthalerhohe for the global release of educational VR experience Mission to Mars

20 Jul 2020 • Paul Collimore

SPREE Interactive, a specialist in arena scale free-roam VR experiences, is pleased to announce the global release of a new educational VR experience Mission to Mars.

With an educational narrative from ProSieben’s „Galileo“ , the world’s most successful science magazine TV show, and game production by Hollywood VFX house Pixomondo, Mission to Mars is a 15 minute multiplayer VR adventure that investigates humanity’s possible survival on planet Mars. 

Available only for the location-based multiplayer free-roam SPREE Arena system, Mission to Mars allows up to 10 players to interact and solve challenges all at the same time. Using the SPREE Arena’s state of the art technology, players roam the arena and dive into the immersive world, imagining and experiencing a journey to Mars. Players are divided into small teams and assigned different tasks to get to know the dangers and virtues of the red planet while gathering information and cooperating with their team members.

The high throughput and player capacity of Mission to Mars makes it a perfect addition to Shopping Malls, Museums / Science Centers, and Family Entertainment Centers. The educational content makes the experience especially desirable for locations looking for an attraction to encourage school field trips.

The Mission to Mars experience will open its doors to the general public at the Forum Schwanthalerhohe shopping mall in Munich on Thursday 6th August as a paid attraction and will run through to the end of August.

“Adding the SPREE Arena and the Mission to Mars experience to our Summer Holiday offerings is very exciting for us”. Commented Lars Sammann Forum Schwanthalerhohe’s Center Manager. “We are always looking for fun and unique ways to attract new guests. It’s a great family experience and we are sure our guests will be delighted.”

A trailer of the experience can be viewed at https://youtu.be/kS3fLoPn9cM .

A TV Spot for the experience can be viewed at https://youtu.be/q8Zk0uQwhiI

Find out more about the experience at https://spreevr.com/games .

For more information about how your facility can offer Mission to Mars, please contact the team at SPREE Interactive on info@jointhespree.com .

ABOUT SPREE INTERACTIVE: SPREE Interactive, formerly known as Holodeck VR, is a pioneer and leader in delivering turn-key large-scale, multiplayer, free-roaming commercial VR attractions to the location-based entertainment industry. The company offers complete solutions that can be installed quickly and operated efficiently. SPREE is a one-stop-shop that makes it easy for owners and operators to offer innovative virtual reality attractions to their visitors. SPREE’s distribution partners market the solutions to several location verticals like shopping malls, family entertainment centers, theme parks, casinos, sports centers, resorts, water parks, and cruise ships. 

ABOUT PIXOMONDO: Pixomondo produces visual effects for feature films, television, gaming, commercial and themed entertainment industries. The studio offers 24/7 visual effects production and supervision, CG character creation, 3D animation and pre-visualization as well as the development and creation of innovative original concepts. Pixomondo won an Academy Award for its VFX work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo. Other film credits include the Fast & Furious franchise, Bridge of Spies, Wonder Woman, Goosebumps 2, The Wandering Earth and Girl in the Spider’s Web. Recent television credits include The Orville, Star Trek: Discovery, The O.A., Westworld, Goliath and Game of Thrones. The company’s immersive entertainment work is currently on display at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Theme Park, including the celebrated Green Lantern flying theater attraction, as well as the Times Square, NY walk-through digital aquarium experience, National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

ABOUT ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE:

ProSiebenSat.1 combines leading entertainment brands with a successful production business and a strongly growing commerce portfolio and is thus one of the most diversified media companies in Europe. We want to offer great entertainment – whenever, wherever and on any device. We can address over 45 million TV households in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with our 15 free and pay TV channels. At the same time, we reach around 36 million unique users every month with online offerings marketed by ProSiebenSat.1. Successful formats like “The Masked Singer”, “Germany’s next Topmodel”, and “Beat the Channel” as well as top-notch stars like Heidi Klum, or Dwayne Johnson belong to our family. Shows like “Bosch”, “Married at First Sight”, or “Queen of Drags” are created within our production and distribution business Red Arrow Studios. Our global digital studio Studio71 achieves over 9.9 billion monthly video views and operates more than 1,400 web channels. Our NuCom Group is a rapidly growing e-commerce player with leading portfolio companies that offer online price comparison, matchmaking, experiences as well as beauty & lifestyle. ProSiebenSat.1 are more than 7,000 passionate creators that love to entertain and delight our viewers and consumers each day.

ABOUT Forum Schwanthalerhohe:

The new shopping destination FORUM SCHWANTHALERHÖHE on the Wiesn consists of 90 shopping units spread across three levels and 25,000 square meters of space. The FORUM SCHWANTHALERHÖHE offers a modern mix of fashion, technology, sports, food, gastronomy and services. The interior architecture builds a bridge between the eponym Ludwig von Schwanthaler, art and the Munich way of life. The newly designed shopping center – consisting of an innovatively renovated building core and spatial-aesthetic, far-reaching additions – was developed and implemented by the HBB Hanseatische Betreuungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft from Hamburg, representing an investment of 240 million euros in the construction. The modernized underground car park, open 24 hours, provides for over 1,000 additional parking spaces in the district on the Wiesn. Further information: www.forum-schwanthalerhöhe.de.

 ABOUT HBB Hanseatische Betreuungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft:

The HBB group, based in Hamburg, has been active in the real estate industry as an investor and project developer for around 45 years. Nationwide retail, office, hotel, senior and residential properties were built. HBB sees itself as a specialized investor with the aim of creating successful long-term values. Instead of short-term profit maximization, the focus is on sustainability and compatibility of the real estate. HBB is an owner-managed company and has a well-trained team of over 50 employees. HBB Centermanagement GmbH & Co. KG looks after other shopping centers in Flensburg, Hamburg, Langenhagen, Gummersbach, Hanau, Nidderau, Ingelheim and Weiden, among others. The company also manages office properties in Kiel, Koblenz and Karlsruhe, among others.