War Remains, the immersive experience from MWM Interactive (MWMi) will debut at its new home, the National WWI Museum and Memorial on May 27, 2021. Presented by “Hardcore History” legendary podcaster Dan Carlin, War Remains is an immersive VR experience that transports viewers to the Western Front of the First World War, where they will watch history unfold from a soldier’s point of view.
In this VR experience, Dan Carlin leads audiences into the trenches as an active battle scene rages on. As the viewer navigates their way through a set, they can touch the walls of the trenches that surround them and feel the explosions as the floors beneath them shake. Through stunning visual effects, powerfully designed sound, and the guidance of Carlin’s iconic voice, audiences will have the opportunity to experience a moment in history unlike ever before. War Remains allows the viewers to immerse themselves in the trenches of WWI and experience it with all of their senses, reaching them on both an educational and emotional level.
“Virtual Reality creates other dimensions. The medium allows the storyteller to engage the audience in a way that previous storytelling genres haven’t been able to tap into. The engagement level is so much higher because the audience is 100 percent involved. It’s an active, not passive, experience,” said Carlin.
MWMi has gifted the War Remains location-based experience to the National WWI Museum and Memorial. Executive Vice President of Content at MWM Interactive, Ethan Stearns, said, “We want War Remains to continue to be experienced, and there is no better permanent home than the National WWI Museum and Memorial.”
War Remains premiered to international acclaim at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2019 and later opened for a limited run in Austin, Texas. It went on to win the “Out-of-home VR Entertainment of the Year” award at the VR Awards. Produced by MWMi and directed by Brandon Oldenburg, War Remains was developed by Flight School Studio, with audio designed by Skywalker Sound.
War Remains will be hosted in the Museum’s Memory Hall, and timed entry tickets will be $24 for the public and $18 for Museum and Memorial members. Due to the graphic nature of the content, viewers must be at least 14 years of age.
Ticket pre-sale begins Tuesday, April 20, 2021. More information is available at theworldwar.org.
–National WWI Museum and Memorial, all photos courtesy of National WWI Museum and Memorial