Assembly’s VR museum exhibit brings an interactive humpback whale to life

New Zealand-based Assembly put their budding Unreal Engine skills to test and built a virtual reality museum experience for the Oculus Rift.

If you have an Oculus DK2 kit handy and a Windows PC, you can download the demo from Assembly’s site. (No VR rig? The walkthrough video above will have to suffice.) In the full-blown VR version, the user can control and interact with the whale using keyboard commands.

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Assembly’s Scott Wilson and Gary Sullivan
Track: “Noveria” Jack Wall

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Awesome. Great to see the Assembly crew continuing to do great things.

Navarro Parker

Why the Oblivion copycat UI?

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