A new entry in the VR Museum series is in development, titled VR Museum: Art Through Time. Development of our first VR Museum: Blacksmithing Through Time will continue, with updates to VR systems benefitting both titles.
This new Art-focused VR Museum continues a concept begun with the original VR Museum title with blacksmithing themed artwork. The new museum will feature over 60 works of art at launch, with expansions planned. These works of art date from the 1500s to the 1800s, depicting landscapes and archaeological sites. Art provides a fascinating means for visualizing how places looked in the past, and how artists interpreted the history around them.
In the screenshot above (taken from an alpha build of VR Museum: Art Through Time) the artist created two similar paintings. In the one on the left, people apparently from the artist’s era of the 1700s are surrounded by artwork featuring the archaeology of ancient Rome. The painting on the right instead shows views of the city from the artist’s own time. Both together illustrate the dualities of Rome as many ruins remain alongside newer sections of Rome. At the same time, these paintings provide the present-day viewer glimpses of how Rome may have appeared in the artist’s era.
The VR Museum: Art Through Time is in closed alpha testing. It will be launching soon on the Oculus Rift in Early Access.