In 2017, Tiny Island Productions (TIP) was set on creating an Asian equivalent of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now it has gone one further: it wants a piece of the metaverse.
The Singaporean studio has struck a partnership with Huawei to develop the virtual theme park Tiny Island Universe. It will leverage the Chinese tech giant’s cloud platform to build the realm, which will feature malls and zones for users to “explore, socialize, and have fun in.” Chinese gaming, media, and retail companies have shown interest in “potential collaborations and partnerships” relating to the theme park.
Tiny Island Universe will first be deployed in Singapore and a major Chinese city. “Singapore’s 5g infrastructure and highly wired populace render it an optimal testbed” for the experience, according to TIP and Huawei. Eventually, the project will draw on “Huawei’s AI development platform which will customize unique, personalized experiences for each and every user.”