Mining ExperienceMining VR is one of my more recent projects and one of a range I worked on for installation at The Beacon Museum, Whitehaven. Much of the areas history is centred around the old mine shafts that stretch out from the town to right beneath the sea bed. The brief for the project was to create an authentic experience of a period mine which you would be guided through by the main character, Will Pitt.
For this project I recreated an authentic mine scene from reference provided by the museum staff. I also recreated certain key objects such as a Davey lamp - this is key to the experience as it runs on the Oculus Quest and utilises it's hand tracking functionality. This means that you are in control of your experience and can direct your lamp at areas of interest to investigate further.