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Space: 1999 Gets VR Tribute

Virutal reality (VR) has been used to pay tribute to a range of TV shows, movies and more in the past, allowing fans to explore iconic locations and interact with beloved characters. Another such experience has recently launched based off of the classic British TV show, Space: 1999, which ran from 1975 – 1977. The experience can currently be downloaded for free over on the official Oculus VR Share Beta on PC.

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The Space: 1999 demo allows players to use an Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display (HMD) to explore the moon as it appeared in the show, in which it was sent hurtling off into space following a nuclear explosion, leaving the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha in constant peril. Players can go in search of easter eggs from the show or simply watch various space craft fly overhead, occasionally landing on the surface.

As developer Liam Goodison reveals, the experience was developed with the latest version of Oculus VR’s software development kit (SDK), thus should support the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2). VRFocus will continue to follow any and all applications of VR, reporting back with any further updates on the their development.