Virtual Reality (VR): An experience where the audience is encased within a completely digital, computer-created world.
VR experiences require glasses and headphones to see and hear the digital experience. They may also require devices for the audience member’s hands so that they can interact with the story world. Most VR experiences offer a limited amount of agency currently due to the limitations of VR in mimicking real-world elements such as moving through a space.
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While VR experiences are purely digital experiences, innovative creators have been combining VR visuals with real-world sensory inputs. Both Into the Black and The 17th Door have produced VR content that adds bursts of air, shocks, and seat movements to elicit greater levels of fear. Other VR producers have brought their content to conventions or festivals; Dark Corner placed guests in a coffin or wheelchair to mimic the digital visuals of their experiences. While all these prior examples may be extreme, there are plenty of VR experiences that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, or offer a whimsical, wonderful adventure on an alien planet, in a literary classic, or in a Star Wars blaster fight.
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