Honestly, why isn't virtual reality enough on it's own? Why is the non-pixelated world not even safe anymore? The Virtually Dead experience combines HTC Vive and, y'know, real life zombies to create a one hour experience in a secret location in East London. The terrifying sounding event takes place over half a kilometre, stars 22 actors, and invites participants to fight to save a town from a plague of zombies. Dedicated 'VR Zones' will apparently up the action to new levels as willing victims explore a virtual world in 360 degrees. It's running (see what I did there?) between March 19th and April 3rd and you can buy tickets here.
This is using the HTC Vive specifically but there's been a slew of VR experience news recently as the theme park industry discovers the potential the tech offers. Alton Towers announced the world's first VR rollercoaster and Thorpe Park has revealed a Derren Brown designed ghost train that uses VR but also actors and practical effects. I'll be honest, when I tried HTC Vive last year with the whale demo, if something horrific had happened I'd have lost my mind. It's fascinating that this is how companies are advertising the medium. Look how we can scare you to death! Why does no one want to create VR Yarny?
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