SONAR - A Virtual Reality Experience
A drone discovers an unknown asteroid. On its journey over the rocky surface, it receives a strange signal. To locate its source the drone ventures deep into an ancient labyrinth. A place that holds a secret even darker than space itself...
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Feb 11, 2016

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“a bleakly beautiful immersive gem of a movie”
Road To VR

Steam 360 Video Beta

This video is part of the Steam 360 Video beta program. After installing the Steam 360 Video tool in the Steam Client, you can watch this video in a supported Virtual Reality headset or on your desktop monitor. More information can be found in the Steam 360 Video FAQ.

About This Video

About the experience:
“Explore your surroundings and dive deep into an ancient cave system. Follow the drone and discover the horrific truth about the darkest of all places... “
SONAR is a new kind of cinematic entertainment, striking a balance between traditional movie making and interactive media.
The short film is a fully immersive, slow paced, 3D-360° computer-generated virtual reality experience at 4k resolution and 60fps.

About the production:
SONAR was created by Philipp Maas and Dominik Stockhausen at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany, during the summer term of 2014. The original score was written by Alexander Maas, who also did the sounddesign and mixing. Production started in May and finished at the end of July 2014.
The initial concept of a classical scifi-horror short in the cinemascope screening format was turned upside down as we got our hands on the Oculus Rift DK1.
Immediately hooked by the technology and its creative potential, we were eager to produce the first VR short film at the Filmakademie.
Advancing our workflow for VR productions, we updated the project in 2015 to high-resolution, omni-directional stereoscopic 3D and 60fps as well as spatial audio.
It was released shortly after our Sundance premiere in february 2016 on the Oculus GearVR Store and it is now coming to Google Daydream and SteamVR.
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System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 10, 64-Bit Only
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590, AMD FX 8350 equivalent or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 970, AMD Radeon™ R9 290 equivalent or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 50 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Bandwidth requirements depend on the resolution and quality of the video being played. Please see the Steam 360 Video FAQ for more information.

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