Undoubtedly one of the most high profile experiences for the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in 2014 has been Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall. This 4D experience made headlines earlier in the year as it made appearances at the likes of the South by South West Festival (SXSW), allowing players to step into the fantasy world of the popular series of novels and the hit TV show. Anyone that’s yet to sample the experience will soon have another chance to do so as it heads to Seattle, Washington.
Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall will be on display at the EMP Museum along with other Game of Thrones artefacts as part of a ‘Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic’ exhibit. Attendees will step into a cage, put on an Oculus Rift and find themselves in a virtual recreation of the Castle Black winch elevator. The elevator will begin to ascend the 700 foot ice wall, granting users a view of the world of Westeros in which the franchise is set. As users move around the room, they will find that the cage they are standing in replicates the virtual one, creating an immersive experience.
The experience arrives at the EMP Museum on 13th November 2014 and will run through until 4th January 2015. Admission to the experience is included in admission to the museum itself. The experience at the museum after VRcade, another VR system, failed to achieve enough crowd-funding funding to display its own VR exhibit in The Nightmare Machine. VRFocus will continue to follow all VR related news, reporting back with any further developments.