It’s going to be many, many years before man walks on Mars for the first time. While we wait, virtual reality (VR) can act as a fitting substitute. Mars is a Real Place is a new VR experience for the Gear VR smartphone-based head-mounted display (HMD) that allows users to get a closer look at the red planet. The experience is now available.
Mars is a Real Place presents a total of 50 high-resolution images of the planet that development team DrashVR has hand-picked. These images are presented in a slideshow with original music, allowing users to learn about locations and scales of the features of each photo. Navigation doesn’t require a bluetooth gamepad though users are advised to wear headphones for the best experience.
Many will know DrashVR for its popular VR title, Titans of Space. The developer appears to be building a reputation for engaging, space-based educational VR experiences, then.
Mars is a Real Place costs $2.99 USD on Gear VR. GearVR.uk will continue to follow the latest releases for the HMD, reporting back with the latest on them.