BrandonU, ACC working to create WWI internment camp experience through virtual reality

August 23, 2018

A group of instructors and students from Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College are collaborating to build a virtual reality exploration of a First World War internment camp in Brandon, Manitoba. A BrandonU release states that the project will offer a “choose you own adventure” format to allow players to delve into a virtual internment camp. BrandonU history professor Rhonda Hinther says that the current phase of the project is to draft a full script, which will be written by award-winning Canadian filmmaker Aaron Floresco. In addition, the students involved on the project will develop a design guide for the project’s physical and emotional look and feel. A tentative third and final phase would be to conduct the interactive film’s shoots and then build the application. Brandon Sun | BrandonU