This Virtual Reality Project Introduces a Walking Tour of Edo

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 3, 2016
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Avatra LLC is launching a new virtual reality project that will make it possible for people to feel as through they are stepping into Edo and some of its most famous areas.

With a virtual reproduction of historical Edo, the VR project will make it easier for individuals to put themselves into the shoes of how people lived hundreds of years ago. As well as being valuable for entertainment purposes, a simulation like this also has the potential to be extremely educational in classroom and museum settings alike.

Since the virtual reality project is raising funds on a crowdfunding platform, the more money that is raised, the more detailed CGI 3D-modelling that can be created. As an incentive, one of the perks of supporting the project is that backers have the chance to be integrated into the game as a samurai or geisha character.