is the very first virtual tour around Chernobyl, compatible with VR headsets, such as Oculus, Vive, PlayStation VR and Samsung GearVR.
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! Developers aim to release the application around the day of the disaster’s 30th anniversary.
On April 26, 1986, the nuclear reactor in power unit 4 overheated, leading to an explosion of hydrogen, spreading fire and radioactive substances all around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s site. This is how the world’s largest industrial and environmental disaster in all history began. A vast stretch of land around the power plant had been polluted, including areas in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia. The resulting radioactive cloud also traveled to other European countries. Just after the disaster, Polish authorities stopped giving milk to kids at schools and pre-schools, fearing that it might be contaminated. Until this day, scientists have been unable to determine and identify all consequences of the explosion. As a result of the disaster, ca. 350 thousand people were relocated from the area of Chernobyl and the city of Pripyat. They had to abandon their houses and workplaces in only several hours. Many people died due to diseases associated with radiation poisoning.