Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars

The last few months I've been hunkered down over at 8i Studios creating "Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars" for LifeVR. I was brought onto the project as Creative Director and Writer, but as life long space geek it was a dream to work with a legend such as Buzz.

Built entirely in Unity and using 8i's amazing volumetric video holograms, the project breaks ground in several key areas. From SXSW schedule: "Buzz Aldrin is an American astronaut best known for piloting the Lunar Module on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, and the second person to set foot on the moon. While it was a historic achievement, Dr. Aldrin wants to be remembered for more than just "kicking up moon dust." He wants his legacy to include laying the groundwork for a permanent human settlement on Mars. This world’s first holographic ‘archival VR’ project, created by 8i, that takes you to Mars and back with Buzz as your guide."

The experience is currently available on Steam and (soon) Oculus Home. You can watch a short video Teaser or Behind-The-Scenes video at the links.

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