Posted on March 4, 2019 by staff

Irish VR group to launch Dambusters experience


A leading VR tech company focused on the education space has announce the commercial release of its latest showcase experience, ‘Raid on the Ruhr’.

Publicly-listed VR Education, an early stage VR software and technology group based in Waterford, Ireland, will showcase its educational experience based on the famous Dambusters mission of May 1943.

A team of bomber and night fighter veterans were assembled from every part of the Commonwealth under a new squadron, codenamed Squadron ‘X’, to deliver the brainchild of inventor Barnes Wallis, the ‘bouncing bomb’.

‘Raid on the Ruhr’ will allow users to experience the mission first hand and to fly the famous Lancaster bomber on its journey from the UK to the industrial heartland of Germany, the Ruhr valley.

The latest experience follows its award-winning experiences in Apollo 11 VR, Titanic VR and 1943: Berlin Blitz.

“We are delighted to announce the release date of our next title, Raid on the Ruhr,” said David Whelan, CEO of VR Education.

“Building on our previous research with the BBC while creating the Berlin Blitz experience, we have created this new title from the ground up providing users with more control as they fly the Lancaster to its target and drop the famous bouncing bomb on the Möhne and Edersee Dams.”

“This title adds to our back catalogue of immersive experiences and provides more assets and content for our ENGAGE platform where educators and corporate trainers can create their own learning content.”