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Hello all! My name is Devon and I am a Digital Media and Animation BS senior at SUNY Alfred State. Ever since my senior year of high school, I had an idea for an application that would allow users to explore the history of WWII. This would include features such as viewing vehicles, weapons, clothing, listening to music, and watching simulated battles from the era. At first the project started as a mobile phone application that would use the user's phone camera to display the items in an augmented space. During my junior year at Alfred I learned we would be getting virtual reality headsets and thought to myself, "What better way to view something in incredible detail than in virtual reality?!" Soon after I found myself deleting unneeded files from the mobile application and sparing the ones I could recycle for the VR version

Two years later and I finally have a release version with enough features to introduce the application to the public. These features include a theater room in which the user can watch movies projected on a screen that have to do with various battles, documentaries, and plenty more to come. Users can also listen to music of the WWII era from various countries on a 1:1 scale record player; much like how people listened to music in that time period. The final feature included (again, with plenty more to come) is the ability to view various vehicles in 1:1 scale. Watch a Spitfire aircraft soar through the sky from an observer tower over 40ft in the air! Witness the massive size of various tanks! All of this can be done from within one application from the comfort of your own home

The application does require a virtual reality system such HTC Vive, Oculous or Windows Mixed Reality. The application is free so if you know someone who has access to such technology, you can download the application on your machine and run it using their system. The application is free and will continue to be so but donations to support the project and developers work are accepted. Feel free to leave a comment, question or suggestion for the application on this thread or the project page. If you do not feel comfortable posting your question feel free to direct message me and I will get  back to you as soon as possible.

Project page: https://splitboxstudios.itch.io/wwii-vr

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