Our first official VR release,“Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars,” has taken off and is now in orbit
We are thrilled to launch 8i’s very first VR release into orbit with TIME and LIFE VR. Starting today, “Buzz Aldrin: Cycling Pathways to Mars,” the worlds first legacy VR experience in which the celebrated astronaut’s hologram takes viewers on a journey through his plan to send humans to Mars, is now available to the public on Steam and Viveport for HTC Vive. A 360 trailer is available for free in the LIFE VR mobile app for iOS and Android, Samsung VR, Vimeo, Youtube and Facebook. The full experience is coming soon to the Oculus Rift.
The experience, created by 8i in partnership with Soylent, premiered this week at SXSW where Buzz Aldrin discussed the project onstage in conversation with Jeffery Kluger, editor-at-large at TIME and coauthor of “Apollo 13.” If you didn’t make it to Austin, you can catch their talk here.
Our team has been instrumental in making all of this happen. We’re so grateful to have such a good crew. A huge thank you to Buzz Aldrin and his team at the Buzz Aldrin Space Institute and to our partners at Time Inc. for going on this journey with us. And a special thanks to our partners at Soylent for all the support and to our production partners at Loot and FuseFX.
As Buzz said onstage at SXSW, “We explore or we expire.” So without further ado, get your headset on and “Get your ass to Mars!”