New To VR: Get Up Close & Personal With Pollution In River Eco Conservation

We’ve seen virtual reality (VR) be used for all sorts of things, not just entertainment of course. For instance recently on VRFocus we’ve seen a trend begin to develop for VR to be used as a marketing tool, whether through imagery of the technology or using the technology itself. Of course VR isn’t just about having fun or making a moment; many creators also use it to teach or to illustrate a point as well.
Created by The Tennessee Aquarium in partnership with Tennessee Tech University’s VR development suite iCube, River Eco Conservation is a new educational app in which you get up close and personal with the effects of river contamination. Entering into the river, follow the flow and discover what effects both man-made and natural issues can have on the ecosystem in a river and just what we can do to minimise or prevent such disruption through conservation.  It doesn’t take much to alter the life around you for the worse, do your best to try and bring the river back to full health  and you’ll see how your decision impact the wildlife around you.

River Eco Conservation is available now as a free download on Oculus VR Share and is compatible with both the DK1 and DK2 versions of the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD).

VRFocus will be back tomorrow with another new VR app, videogame or experience you can try for yourself at home.