In this project, we turned Berlin subway station Stadtmitte into a virtual reality experience. With “Stadtmitte in VR“, we show users how digital data can enhance daily activities: easily finding your way through the concrete jungle, knowing where to buy metro tickets quickly, meeting your friends at the right metro exit. Innovative technologies can guide you through the city and this project shows in how far VR can be utilized for that.
In our VR experience, we included a few gamification aspects and you can pick three different scenarios which will lead to different challenges.
Here you can see some early sketches from our 3D artist Jens Brandenburg. Based on data we received from BVG, we were able to build the metro station for VR.
Come check it out at #LNdW16.
Our stand is at the “Haus der Ideen“ at the Technical University of Berlin, where “more than 70 universities, research institutes, universities of applied science, and technology-oriented companies in Berlin and the Telegrafenberg in Potsdam are opening their doors.“
If you cannot make it to the event, Technologiestiftung Berlin will make the experience available as an Android apk or you can watch it in WebVR (links following soon).