2016 is the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster which saw the power plant, located next to the town of Pripyat, Ukraine go into meltdown and release massive amounts of radiation. Developer Farm 51 is working on a Chernobyl VR project and now Verum Visum, a team based in the Netherlands is creating its own 360-degree documentary on the disaster.
Chornobyl360 (spelt Chernobyl in Russian) aims to give viewers an immersive tour inside the exclusion area where the radiation levels are very dangerous. While the local deserted town of Pripyat can be visited, highly contaminated areas such as the reactor chamber and the so called Machines Graveyard are highly restricted. But Verum Visum has gained access to these places with camera drones to give you a viewpoint that would be impossible to see otherwise.
The Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign is looking to raise €30,000 EUR to help complete the project and bring it to head-mounted displays (HMDs) Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, and other platforms.
The reward tiers start from €5 going all the way up to €5,000. To get access to the documentary pledges start from €25 which is an early bird offer limited to 100 backers. The current funding total stands at €3,951 at the time of writing and the campaign finishes on 30th May 2016.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Chornobyl360, reporting back any updates to the campaign.