September 18, 2022 at 2:56 am #7764TIME & HISTORYKeymaster
WHAT IS ‘FÜHRERBUNKER VR’?
Responsible education, not mystification: Führerbunker VR is a historically authentic, interactive documentary for VR and non-VR systems (Windows PC) about the horror of National Socialism and the last days of the Third Reich in the air raid shelters of the Berlin Reich Chancellery, known as the Führerbunker.
WHERE CAN I BUY ‘FÜHRERBUNKER VR’?
Führerbunker VR is available only on TIME & HISTORY.
You can order your copy HERE.
WHEN IS THE RELEASE DATE?
The Beta Test will start in the second half of October 2022. Everybody who has pre-ordered the VR experience will get access to the Beta Test. The full release will follow later in 2022.
WHAT LANGUAGES ARE SUPPORTED?
Führerbunker VR allows you to choose your language. As of now, you may pick between German or English. More languages may follow later.
IS THE PROJECT HISTORICALLY AUTHENTIC?
Lead advisor on ‘Führerbunker VR’ is Sven Felix Kellerhoff, an expert on the history of National Socialism.
Kellerhoff is a is a historian, publicist and chief editor for contemporary and cultural history at WELT (a major German newspaper and news channel). In addition, he writes non-fiction mainly on contemporary German history (including The Führerbunker – Hitler’s last refuge).
He has been dealing with the ‘Führerbunker’ for around 20 years and was the first researcher to evaluate the construction files in the German Federal Archives (Staatsarchiv) and the GDR’s “Stasi protocols” on the 1973 inspection on the remnants of the bunker.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF ‘FÜHRERBUNKER VR’?
The project is a virtual museum for PCVR and can be used with VR headsets that connect to your PC. It is intended to help ensure that an important memorial of the absurdity of totalitarian systems with all its historical errors and human catastrophes does not fall into oblivion.
There are countless locations and events that are suitable for conveying the absurdity and cruelty of National Socialism. But especially the so-called Führerbunker offers a spatial and temporal concentrate of the madness that was so characteristic of the Third Reich.
While the visitor explores the facility, the bunker reveals its history: the conference room in which Hitler accused his generals of treason, the room in which Eva Braun became Frau Hitler, the accommodations of the Göbbels family, in which Magda Göbbels killed her six children, the lounge in which Hitler was talking about miracle weapons and secret military plans, the hallway in which Hitler made his adjutant promise to burn his corpse, Hitler’s study in which he and Eva Braun committed suicide and many more.
WHERE CAN I EXPERIENCE THIS?
The core idea behind TIME & HISTORY is to make interesting, but destroyed or ‘hard-to-get-to’ places accessible to EVERYONE without having to spend a lot of money or the need to travel.
You can simply download Führerbunker VR and experience it with your VR headset or on your Windows PC screen in the comfort of your home.
DO I NEED A VR HEADSET?
No. A VR headset is recommended, but not required.
The best way to experience our projects is via a VR headset like the Oculus Rift (S), HTC Vive, Windows MR etc., as they give you the possibility to visit the places as if you were there, move around freely and inspect the environment from every angle in true 3D. That’s what our projects are developed for.
However, if there are no VR glasses connected to your PC, you can run it on a standard PC display. The user interface (menu, navigation, etc.) adapts automatically, so you can use Führerbunker VR without a VR headset.
ROOM-SCALE OR SEATED VR?
The choice is yours: With a compatible VR setup, you can explore the world both walking (room-scale), as well as via teleport movement sitting at your desk (seated experience).
If you do not have VR glasses, you can also experience Führerbunker VR on a standard PC screen.
System requirements depend on whether you want to run the experience with a VR headset or on a standard monitor.
When running Führerbunker VR on an HMD (Head Mounted Display), we recommend a GTX 1060 as the minimum GPU, 16 GB of RAM and an adequate processor.
With a standard PC monitor, you can run the project on a significantly less meaty system. A GTX 950 (or equivalent) GPU and 8 GB of RAM should be sufficient for full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). If you launch Führerbunker VR at lower resolutions, even less powerful systems should be able to run the application.
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