Netflix has launched the Cursed Virtual Experience, which helps provide plenty of insight, fun, and distraction for viewers interested in learning more before diving into binge-watching their new fantasy series, CURSED. Check out the experience at DiscoveredCursed.com.
The Cursed Virtual Experience is the central hub to discover the rich world of CURSED. Through an interactive and immersive experience, users are able to access exclusive content like a conversation between the cast and showrunner Tom Wheeler and a Frank Miller Q&A, learn more about the characters, and discover how the story links to the classic Arthurian legend. Giving the user the ability to virtually conjure roots and lightning through Augmented Reality, and ultimately receive the sword of power through three challenges, the user finds their path of magic.
Netflix brings you the first-ever in-web browser face effect, with no need to download an application on their mobile device. Anyone can take part by just tapping on the link. Additionally, this is the world’s first-ever website to enable downloadable custom videos on a website. Users can save videos of themselves trying the effect which is an unprecedented development.
The Cursed Virtual Experience is made possible by POWSTER, an award-winning interactive creative studio, and production company. The augmented reality experiences are powered by 8TH WALL, a computer vision software company that made it possible to build interactive web-based augmented reality experiences on mobile.
Based on the New York Times bestselling book, CURSED is a re-imagination of the Arthurian legend, told through the eyes of Nimue, a young woman with a mysterious gift who is destined to become the powerful (and tragic) Lady of the Lake. After her mother’s death, she finds an unexpected partner in Arthur, a humble mercenary, in a quest to find Merlin and deliver an ancient sword. Over the course of her journey, Nimue will become a symbol of courage and rebellion against the terrifying Red Paladins, and their complicit King Uther.
CURSED is a coming-of-age story whose themes are familiar to our own time: the obliteration of the natural world, religious terror, senseless war, and finding the courage to lead in the face of the impossible.
You can now catch all 10 episodes of CURSED exclusively on Netflix. Want to know more about the series? Check out our spoiler-free review here.