BERLIN WALL: THE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

 

On exhibition at the NEWSEUM in Washington, DC, visitors can walk through the deserted streets of East Berlin and witness the communist propaganda posters and austere atmosphere that characterized the walled-off city. Their experience is punctuated by the anxiety of dodging the guard tower searchlights that sweep “no-man’s land” looking for wall jumpers. Once back on the West Berlin side of the wall, visitors can use their controllers to help break down the decades-old barrier to freedom.The Berlin Wall VR experience is presented in partnership with HTC Vive,

Cutter created the storyline and directed the design process for the experience, starting with sketches, collaborating with the museum creatives and 3D artists, all the way through building the experience in the game engine.  The Berlin Wall is the first of several artifacts in the museum’s collection that will be explored through VR.