Game Development Company Places Virtual Realities Inside a Shipping Container
Over the past few years, there have been several fascinating applications to take full advantage of a shipping container for sale, but one of the most unique adaptations of the industrial storage box is to convert it into a virtual wonderland.
The Uncontained VR attractions by XR Immersive Tech take advantage of the space and versatility provided by ISO containers to create a mixed reality experience using a combination of VR headsets, haptic feedback and additional physical elements.
This adds an extra degree of immersion that has been difficult to replicate with home virtual reality, where the technology has had to adapt to a wider range of different physical spaces and cannot take advantage of additional forms of feedback without complex bespoke technology.
The use of the shipping container space allows Uncontained to house a range of different games, each with specialised state-of-the-art features.
For example, in Deep Signal, a multiplayer spacefaring adventure, players interact with a range of different pieces of equipment that is represented not only virtually through the headsets each player wears, but also in the form of physical props they can interact with such as ship controls, buttons and motion capture.
It also has support for an omnidirectional treadmill that allows for physical movement and even both smell and temperature haptic simulation, creating the feeling of flying close to a sun or dealing with a spaceship that has lost all power.
It has started to make appearances at different amusement parks and technology fairs, but because of the mobile nature of shipping containers can be easily transported to different locations on the back of a lorry.
Whilst many shipping container conversions focus on practicality and bringing versatile construction materials and projects to people for less, Uncontained’s aim appears to be using the standard unit to create completely new fantastical universes.