Travel back in time and meet Dutch master painter Rembrandt in a new Gear VR experience by Oculus.
Amsterdam, September 15, 2017 – Today, Force Field, in collaboration with Oculus Studios, released a unique new VR experience for the Samsung Gear VR in which you travel back in time to meet one of the world’s most iconic artists: Rembrandt van Rijn.
When putting on the Gear VR headset, the user finds themself in 17th-century Amsterdam, a stunning, scenic environment and home of the Dutch master painter. The experience places you right in the middle of key events in the life of Rembrandt, including the creation of one of the most valuable paintings of all time: The Night Watch.
“One of the cool things about VR is that we can bring history to life in a very immersive way,” says Arthur Houtman, CEO of Force Field. “It’s as if you are actually there, up close with Rembrandt, in his atelier, in his house, as he interacts with you and helps you understand why his work was so controversial in that day and age.”
Oculus, the manufacturer of VR headsets Rift for PC and Gear VR for Samsung mobile phones, asked the Amsterdam-based VR studio Force Field to develop an experience that shows how incredibly lifelike VR can look on a mobile device. By merging live actors with computer-generated environments through state-of-the-art VR technology, the studio created a spectacular historical journey.
The experience stars Dutch TV and theater actor Reinout Bussemaker as Rembrandt and Derek de Lint (Poltergeist: The Legacy) as Jakob, one of the militia men portrayed in Rembrandt’s famous Night Watch painting.
Meeting Rembrandt: Master of Reality is completely free and can be downloaded from the Oculus Gear VR store.