AnimaLive, the UK-headquartered developer of live interactive animation systems for the amusement and leisure industries, has installed its first Party Room in the US.

The interactive system, which allows party guests to participate in a live animated show, has been installed at iTZ family entertainment centre in Houston, Texas.

The Party Room sees visitors interact with iTZ’s popular beagle mascot, Buddy, through live conversation that combines motion capture and real time animation rendering software. The interaction is recorded and made available to guests on a take-home DVD.

"Animating your mascot and allowing live interaction is truly special," commented iTZ CEO, Mark Moore. "Families love it."