The Viking Planet in Media

New York Times about vikings in Oslo

A permanent Viking exhibition opened this summer at the Museum of Cultural History, and Viking Planet, a private entertainment centre described as a “visual portal to the Viking age” with digital recreations of the lifestyle, opened next to City Hall in Oslo.

VRFocus: Be a Virtual Viking

Virtual reality (VR) has a unique way of bringing history alive, with museums and other institutions using the technology to help visitors visualize past events. And this is exactly what The Viking Planet has done for a new centre opening up this week in Oslo, Norway.

Brussels Airlines visits Oslo

I glance around nervously and realize that while I can not move from my seat, I can see almost everything 360 degrees — from stars in the night sky to the dwelling dotted on the banks of the water and the fearsome men rowing in front of me on the longship. See page 51:

TechRadar: The most Immersive VR ever!

The Ambush is a historically-accurate recreation of a Viking battle ship in VR, using expertise from a host of era-appropriate museums — “wherever there are Viking boats”, we were told — and research texts such as Kim Hjardar’s Vikings at War.

Little Black Box: A worlds first in VR

The Ridley Scott Creative Group’s RSA Films and The Viking Planet partnered with immersive media company Hammerhead to create the experience, making use of its ground-breaking volumetric capture technology.

Shots on the VR Experience

Making this delightfully bloody pipe dream a reality is RSA Films, who’s latest journey into the world of VR might be their most ambitious yet. Using a ground-breaking combination of technology to create a hyper-realistic Viking ship-based drama that unfolds in real time, the production company and Viking Planet's Erik Gustavson, along with immersive media specialists Hammerhead, set about building the world’s first virtual reality battle scene using volumetric capture.