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The Martian VR Experience

10.18.2016 — Categories: , , ,


The Third Floor worked to help bring The Martian VR Experience to life as a supplier to Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Innovation Labs and The Virtual Reality Company. Artists collaborated with director Robert Stromberg to design and create the CG environments and assets for the project, also developing interactive technology and optimizing platform performance using Epic’s Unreal Engine Version 4.13.

Executive produced by Ridley Scott, The Martian VR Experience is an interactive, immersive adventure with viewers participating from astronaut Mark Watney’s perspective, performing tasks that will facilitate his changes for survival. Fly onto the surface of Mars, steer at zero gravity through space, drive a rover and experience key scenes from the hit film in a 360-degree virtual reality environment.

The Martian VR Experience is available now for PlayStation VR and HRC Vive on Steam. The experience debuted at CES 2016, was accepted into the New Frontier Program at Sundance, and is the recipient of the Cannes Silver Lion in Digital Craft, as well as the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Next VR Award.


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