|Jake Rowell||Jake Rowell, Neville Spiteri, Anthony Batt||Ben Vance||£6.99|
Whale Encounter transports audiences deep under the ocean, on to the deck of a sunken ship and face to face with the largest species on earth, an encounter which creates a sense of uncanny scale and unexpected empathy. This iconic simulation was directed by independent director Jake Rowell (Call of Duty, Final Fantasy, Superman Returns) with animation direction by Andy Jones, the Academy Award winning animation director of Avatar.
It transports you into a gorgeous virtual reality ocean experience 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.
theBlu: Season One is a deeply immersive VR series that allows audiences to experience the wonder and majesty of the ocean through different habitats and come face to face with some of the most awe inspiring species on the planet. The series has been designed as beautiful moments in passing or a collection of memories that powerfully tap into the vast potential of VR. This debut episode is already recognized as one the most iconic room scale VR experiences to date (a Sundance Film Festival 2016 selection).
- Whale Encounter – An undersea encounter with the largest species on earth.
- Reef Migration – Witness the magnificence of an undersea migration on the edge of a coral reef.
- Luminous Abyss – Venture into the deepest region of the ocean to discover the iridescent abyss.