The stretch of land that separates technically advanced South Korea from the secretive state of North Korea is a harsh place named the Demilitarized Zone (D.M.Z). Newly launched for Samsung’s Gear VR head-mounted display (HMD) by developer InnerspaceVR, is a virtual reality (VR) documentary experience called D.M.Z: Memories of a no man’s land.
The D.M.Z: Memories of a no man’s land experience takes viewers to an area of the world that is strictly forbidden for anyone to enter apart from the military personnel who work inside it. Re-creating an interview with Kim, a South Korean soldier, viewers will discover and learn through Kim’s accounts what this 248 km long, 4 km wide area is like and its various aspects.
D.M.Z: Memories of a no man’s land has been nominated in the 2015 Proto Awards, under the Most Transportive category. InnerspaceVR also has two other projects nominated, narrative experience The Fifth Sleep which has been nominated as Best Mobile Experience and Playhead under Best Sound Design and Best Score.
The experience is available to download now for $2.99 USD, and VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest new and announcements from InnerspaceVR on its future projects and report back.