In War Remains, viewers enter a detailed physical set overlaid with a virtual environment that lets them literally reach out and touch the hellish landscape.
Podcast legend Dan Carlin, of Hardcore History, uses the power of virtual reality to transport audiences into one of the most extreme battlefields in history — The Western Front of the First World War.
As educational as it is exhilarating, the piece blends Carlin’s classic narrative style with moments of unfettered combat to bring viewers closer to history than ever before. Even after exiting the immersive simulation and returning to the present day, audiences are left with the realization that, more than 100 years later, this war has yet to release its grip on the world.
War Remains premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The experience was created with collaborative partners MWM Interactive, Skywalker Sound and Built By Bender.