Nvidia’s GeForce GPUs power the RAPTURE BackTop in Ghostbusters: Dimension. Here’s what Victoria Rege has to say about her experience.
I love the smell of burning marshmallow in the morning.
Put on your proton pack and step into a new GeForce GTX-powered VR experience created by THE VOID. It’ll blow apart old ideas about virtual reality just as surely as the Ghostbusters blew up the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Ghostbusters: Dimension — which made its debut at Madame Tussauds in Manhattan’s Times Square this summer —- is the first example of a new kind of experience that its creators call “Hyper-Reality.” It blends sight, sound, touch and even smell to immerse you in another world.
Hang on to Your Proton Packs
To begin this 10-minute journey into the world of the Ghostbusters, I put on a haptic vest, strapped on a proton pack — known as THE VOID’s BackTop, which conceals a backpack PC with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 — and picked up my “proton gun.” Then, I joined three others on a 30-by-30-foot stage that, once i put on my VR headset, became the sprawling environment of a haunted apartment in New York City.
The result: an experience that’s much more than just visual. When a ghost passed through my chest I could feel the impact — thanks to the vest I wore — and then look down to see that I’d been “slimed.” I picked up the sweet scent of roasted marshmallows as the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man meets his sticky demise.
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