Virtual Reality enables people to explore world’s and see things that they can otherwise never see. Among many people’s “dream” VR experiences is to walk with the dinosaurs.
Until we are able to bring back dinosaurs from the dead à la Jurassic Park, virtual reality offers the best opportunity to experience what it is like to stand next to a dinosaur. Virtual reality is in many ways the perfect medium for interacting with dinosaurs. Equipped with a VR headset you can look up as a virtual dinosaur looms above you.
VR developers have been quick to tap into the desire for users to have their own dinosaur experience. There is no shortage of 360 and full VR dinosaur experiences available. Here are some of the best:
1. Back to Dinosaur Island
Crytek originally released Dinosaur Island in 1999. It impressed audiences with it’s for the time super realistic computer graphics. Fifteen years later Crytek has released the follow up VR experience called Return to Dinosaur island for Oculus Rift. As the name suggests you are transported to Dinosaur Island where you come face to face with fearsome dino predators.
2. Jurassic Dinosaurs VR 360
Jurassic Dinosaurs is one of the most highly watched 360 experiences on YouTube. The developers have chosen to recreate the some what unusual experience of having a T-Rex feed you a pineapple. See it for yourself, it is certainly something!
3. Dinosaur World 360 VR 4K
Arguably this isn’t actually a 360 experience as you ability to rotate is limited. imagine instead that you are safely enclosed within the confines of a vehicle on a dinosaur safari and you will have an understanding of what this experience is like. As you enter the dinosaurs world you will come upon the eggs of a T-Rex and later be confronted by the mother herself.
4. Jurassic Attack 360
Dinosaurs have been brought back to the Japanese company ON-ART corp (possibly operated by dint-pilots). See the results in 360 as these dinosaur caretakers attempt to reign in these fearsome creatures.
5. VR T-Rex Chase
Ever imagined what it’s like to be chased by a T-Rex set to a dub step soundtrack? Probably not. But, if you have three minutes to spare why not experience it anyway? One big takeaway from this is that T-Rex may be fast, but a convertible is faster.