Earlier this year developer David Whelan passed a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for his educational virtual reality (VR) title, The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience. Now available to download for backers only, is a demo of a work in progress section called Moon Arrival.
Announced on The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience Kickstarter page, the demo is a short section of the experience showing more details on the moon surface. Compiled using the Oculus 0.6.1 runtime the update states the demo should also function on the new 0.7 runtime for most machines.
Also revealed in the update was the announcement that The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience won a people’s choice award at the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories (FIVARS) in Toronto recently. The experience recently gain some notoriety online when a VR enthusiast posted a video on YouTube capturing his dad’s honest emotions of experiencing what it would be like in space, as it was one of his life log dreams.
The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience incorporates official NASA archive footage and audio to create an experience that aims to educate students with a brand new way to learn about the events of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landmark mission in 1969.
VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest updates on The Apollo 11 Virtual Reality Experience as they’re announced.