Ever wanted to swim alongside a giant blue whale or scale the peaks of Mount Everest? How about float across the surface of the International Space Station? You can do all this and more when we celebrate Melbourne International Games Week.
Immerse yourself in the cutting edge tech of Virtual Reality and explore exotic worlds in a series of games, documentary experiences and storytelling works developed by some of the best minds in the business, all made possible by the HTC Vive.
Featuring the Vive headset, the world's first truly immersive VR equipment with hand-tracking and room-scaling sensors allowing you to move freely through 3D environments. As VR takes over ACMI, you will have the rare opportunity to try out the full range of VR platforms.
For those who want to delve deeper into the potential applications of VR to their own industry, a range of panel discussions will also be offered as part of the day.
Supported by Opaque Media Group, VRCC, IGDA, KUKRGAME, VR Cinema, Liminal 360, Pause and Backwoods Gallery, Alzheimer’s Australia and Deakin University.
Dates: Thursday 3 November
Time: Drop by between 12pm and 8pm
Presented by ACMI, HTC and Nvidia and proudly part of Melbourne International Games Week.
Mercenary VR by KUKRGAME is an exciting first person shooting game, where you need to break in a building full of hostile mercenaries. Experience full body immersion as you duck and dodge enemy bullets.
Developed in consultation with space agencies all over the world, as well as astronauts and the people who train them, Earthlight is the closest you can get to space without your own rocket.
If you've ever wanted to be an astronaut this immersive virtual reality experience allows you to float through space and interact with the International Space Station.
Although developed with the same kind of accuracy and attention to detail typically found only in simulations, Earthlight has been designed and developed with player engagement and the fun of gameplay at the forefront of their mind.
Experience Everest in five iconic scenes. Prepare for your expedition at Basecamp, traverse the terrifying Khumbu Icefalls, overnight at Camp four, ascend the perilous Hillary Step, and finally conquer the summit of Everest.
After completing your first summit attempt, unlock God Mode to reach a unique vantage point of the Himalayas only possible in VR. Towering over the mountain range, this is a stunning VR diorama.
Powered by Unreal Engine, EVEREST VR pushes the envelope of real-time graphics to deliver AAA visual fidelity that is unparalleled in virtual reality applications.
Step right up to VR Funhouse, and enter a virtual carnival full of fun and games.
VR Funhouse features seven mini-games set in a virtual carnival environment. Test your skill shooting targets with a pair of pistols at the Shooting Gallery or take aim at moving targets shot from a skeet cannon. Splatter clowns with squirt guns and green goo, or break out a bow and fiery arrows to shoot targets up in flames.
VR Funhouse combines virtual reality, cutting-edge NVIDIA VRWorks graphics, and advanced NVIDIA GameWorks effects to deliver a new level of interactive gameplay and immersion.
TheBlu: Encounter transports you into a gorgeous virtual reality ocean to have a close encounter with the largest creature on the planet.
Imagine what it is like coming face-to-face with an 80-foot blue whale, whose eye ball is almost the size of your entire face. An experience which feels real, but clearly couldn’t possibly be so, with a sense of uncanny scale and unexpected empathy.
Tilt Brush lets you paint in 3D space with virtual reality. Unleash your creativity with three-dimensional brush strokes, stars, light, and even fire. Your room is your canvas. Your palette is your imagination. The possibilities are endless. Watch this 3D painting program in action with a dynamic line-up of artists curated by Pause and Backwoods gallery including Stephen Ives, TwoOne, Kalonica and Susanna Rose Sykes.
Welcome to the Lab, a compilation of Valve’s room scale VR experiments set in a pocket universe within Aperture Science. Fix a robot, defend a castle, adopt a mechanical dog, and more.
ACMI VR Experiences
A number of brand new ACMI VR Experiences can also be enjoyed throughout the day:
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