Chernobyl VR Project – The Catastrophe of Time

At The Farm 51, we believe that Virtual Reality (VR) is not only about entertainment. It is a fast developing technology which can serve as an excellent tool also when it comes to addressing important social issues. It is specifically with this aspect of VR in mind that we are developing the innovative application Chernobyl VR Project. We decided that the tragic history of the Chernobyl disaster should not come down to the level of an action game only. We wanted to leverage computer game mechanics to create an interactive account of the tragic fate of the people and places affected by the Catastrophe of Time.

Chernobyl VR Project is a unique project by The Farm 51, as it combines video games with educational and movie narrative software. It is the very first virtual tour around the Chernobyl and Pripyat area, compatible with multiple VR headsets, such as Oculus and PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, or the mobile Samsung Gear VR solution. Visit Chernobyl without leaving home! We aim to release the application around the day of the disaster’s 30th anniversary.
Chernobyl VR Project – Charitable Donations

The Farm 51 will donate a portion of sales to charities supporting victims of the disaster 10% of purchases of ‘Bronze’ edition, 30% of purchases of ‘Silver’ edition, and 60% of purchases of ‘Hall of Fame’ edition.

Donations will be distributed with additional help of the following prominent organizations and individuals: The Farm 51 is teaming up with The Open Dialog Foundation to help distribute donations and ensure that funds are delivered where they are most needed. The Open Dialog Foundation was established in Poland, in 2009. Its statutory objectives are protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law in the post-Soviet area. The Foundation pursues its goals through the observation missions, monitoring of the human rights violations, supporting reforms and delivering humanitarian aid for those in need. Since the very beginning of Maidan, Ukraine has become the Foundation's main focus.
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Social background

Enthusiastic response concerning the first media information on the Chernobyl VR Project made us realize how important the topic was. So, we decided that this should not be a simply commercial project. We aimed to reach the people, for whom the disaster had an intimate, private, and sometimes family aspect to it. We met lots of people who had been near Chernobyl when the disaster happened, including the so called liquidators, who helped clean up the disaster site, often at the price of acute radiation sickness. We also managed to reach very famous people willing to support our project, among others the Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (author of Chernobyl Prayer) and the legendary boxer Vitali Klitschko, now Mayor of Kiev.

However, the most important decision is the declaration of donating part of the proceeds from the sales of the Chernobyl VR Project to foundations helping the victims of the disaster. In association with the Polish-Ukrainian Open Dialog Foundation, we will select organizations to provide support to (10, 30, or 60 percent of sales profit, depending on the application version).

In doing so, we hope that we contribute to helping the victims, and that the initiative will give our project another educational and social dimension.
The Technology

Reality 51 is The Farm 51’s proprietary technology, fully aligned with the emerging VR market. Chernobyl VR Project uses this technology and state-of-the-art graphics solutions, such as advanced 3D scans of locations and buildings, spherical photography, stereoscopic videos, and augmented reality solutions. Everything is fully adapted to state-of-the-art VR headsets, such as Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus, or Sony Morpheus.
Minimal PC Specification

Video Card NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
CPU Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
Memory 8GB+ RAM
Video Output Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
USB Ports 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
OS Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

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NOTE: In order to launch the Chernobyl VR Project, your PC must meet the minimum requirements of the VR application. Make sure Your PC is Rift Ready.