START VR VIRTUALLY TRANSPORTS VIEWERS TO WONDROUS LOCATIONS WITH ATLAS OBSCURA VR
“Globetrotting Through Virtual Reality Unlocks Unforgettable Travel Experiences, Captivating Imagery, Mini-Documentaries and Interactive Puzzles”
Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles-based virtual reality studio Start VR sparks the last word wanderlust with the self-paced interactive journey experience Atlas Obscura VR, in collaboration with Atlas Obscura—the definitive information to the world’s hidden wonders. Permitting aspiring voyagers to navigate the globe with out leaving their houses, the journey experience transports viewers off the crushed path and into locations which are as uncommon as they’re fascinating. The Atlas Obscura VR experience kicks off its first season of content material with experiential visits to The Winchester Thriller Home in San Jose, CA; The Temples of Humankind: Damanhur in Italy and The Salina Turda salt mine in Romania, amongst many others.
The Atlas Obscura VR app is now available within the Oculus retailer for the Gear VR headset and can quickly be available for different platforms.
Notes Begin VR’s Chief Content material Officer Martin Taylor, “We strongly imagine VR is extra compelling as an interactive medium when it engages the customer within the story. For this venture we captured probably the most fascinating options and tales from every vacation spot to offer guests with the impression that they’re touring with a companion and to provide them the intuitive freedom to discover and work together at their very own tempo.”
A key characteristic to the VR experience is the mysterious underground “Atlasphere”; a strong machine impressed by iconic postmodern and brutalist structure, able to teleporting guests to locations world wide. The interface hosts the episodes, articles and different immersive content material.
Begin VR’s inventive workforce traveled to every locale to seize the high-quality imagery and immersive footage by way of 360 stereoscopic location taking pictures. Begin VR additionally leveraged their technological experience to fuse live-action VR content material with the creative CG imagery to create a high-fidelity experience.
There’s at the moment over 45 minutes of interactive content material with every 15-minute episode providing an adventure-filled experience. Holographic variations of Atlas Obscura co-founder Dylan Thuras and Senior Editor Ella Morton host the episodes, teasing on the thrilling story behind every vacation spot, concerning intriguing historic data and the distinctive components that make up every episode.
Notes Atlas Obscura Co-founder Dylan Thuras, “Many VR nonfiction apps, especially in travel, approach the VR medium by simply dragging the viewer along, or plopping them down somewhere with no ability to explore, but that’s not the true experience of travel! With Atlas Obscura VR, we wanted to capture the experience of exploring a fascinating location and not knowing what’s around the corner.”
Provides Thuras, “We wanted to push what the VR nonfiction experience could be, both by choosing the most unusual, incredible locations possible and by using a mix of photogrammetry, high-resolution stereo imagery and documentary all set within an environment where the explorer gets to decide where to go and what to do next.”
The Temples of Humankind: Damanhur episode is free to obtain and the next two episodes are available for buy. Throughout the first month after launch, 30 virtual articles will likely be available to be unlocked and a further 20 to 30 areas, each native to the usand distant, are to be subsequently launched. With new content material being periodically launched, the long-term app supplies manufacturers with the chance to get entangled by sponsoring upcoming content material.
About Begin VR
Begin VR is a cinematic virtual reality studio, creating extremely immersive experiences and interactive content material. A pacesetter in longer type VR leisure that resonates with viewers, the corporate is thought for its compelling narratives, and best of sophistication, blockbuster-quality visuals. Because of the in-depth trade information and huge technical, design and manufacturing experience of Begin VR’s workforce, the corporate constantly seems polished, critically acclaimed experiences that aren’t quickly forgotten.
Begin VR’s superbly made work is designed to spark unprecedented ranges of engagement and viewer involvement, pushing the envelope to discover the storytelling capabilities of virtual reality.
About Atlas Obscura
In an age the place the whole lot appears to have been explored and there’s nothing new to be discovered, Atlas Obscura celebrates a distinct means of trying on the world. With greater than 5 million month-to-month readers worldwide, 500,000 e-mail subscribers, and 200,000 registered users, Atlas Obscura is a multiplatform media and experiences model dedicated to discovery, surprise, and exploration. The center of Atlas Obscura is a user-created information to the world’s most unbelievable locations, from miniature cities, to glass flowers, to gigantic flaming holes within the floor, to bone church buildings, to balancing pagodas,to houses constructed completely out of paper. Our first ebook, Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Information to the World’s Hidden Wonders, was revealed in 2016 and was a No. 1 New York Instances and No. 1 Amazon bestseller.