Visit a tollbooth where a drop of rain makes the difference between presence and absence of the passerby. Are these ghosts, or could the spectator be one? Before you know it, you have crossed over into ‘The Marchland’. The Marchland is the 3rd virtual reality diorama in 'The Shoebox Diorama' series.
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Apr 5, 2016

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April 5

Oculus Touch update, a new diorama & Blocked In is now free!

Heya everyone!

It's exactly a year ago that Marchland was released. Time flies! To celebrate this anniversary, I've fixed some issues and made the app compatible with Oculus Touch. The third view also slightly changed. Let me know if you like it.

The last year I've been working hard on my new diorama 'Diorama No.4 : The Fernweh opera' in which you will visit an impossible intergalactic opera, performed by a 30 ft opera singer and explore her dressing room.

The first version was showcased at the Frankfurter Buchmesse last year and it is a sequel to 'Diorama No.2 : Der Grosse Gottlieb'. The Opera has been written by poet Maud Vanhauwaert and composed by Misha Velthuis and performed by opera singer: Annina Gieré. This will also be the first character driven diorama.

To stay up to date, try out future demos or see sneak peeks of things to come, check out my facebook site:

I'm a one man operation so my updates are a bit slow, but I hope to see everyone around!

All the best,
Daniel Ernst

PS Diorama No.1 : Blocked In is now free!
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““Daniël Ernst pushed boundaries of VR design before it became the big buzz.””
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About This Game

A diorama is NOT a game, nor is it a demo. Simply put, a diorama is a painting you can visit with a simple goal of inspiring a sense of wonder. They are an ideal retreat to ponder and be somewhere else.

The Marchland is the third entry in 'The Shoebox Diorama' series, an ongoing series of fantastical dioramas for VR devices by interactive illustrator 'Daniel Ernst'. A diorama can be explored as a standalone experience or as an interconnected experience through the ‘Table of Contents’ diorama (coming soon), which serves as the central hub.

Visit a tollbooth where the visitor can experience what it feels like to be in between the real and virtual world and become a poltergeist of some sorts. You're invisible, but you will see, feel and hear objects in the environment react to your touch. You can walk through walls, knock on windows, and ruffle the plants. Or take a seat in the rain and watch as the invisible cars pass by. Before you know it, you have crossed over into ‘The Marchland’.

Other dioramas in the series include:

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1 or newer
    • Processor: Intel Core I5 4590 or AMD FX 8350
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card: GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290 or better.
    • Storage: 800 MB available space
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