Why would a video game developer want to create a 9/11 virtual reality game?
French computer gaming company CNAM-ENJMIN is developing a new virtual reality experience titled [08:46], which will relive the terrifying final moments of the world trade center on 9/11. The title 08:46 represents the moment American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower.
Oculus brings virtual gaming one step closer to graphic reality as it puts the user in life-like atmosphere.
The creators of the VR project published that:
“[08:46] is a narrative driven experience designed for virtual reality, which makes you embody an office worker in the North Tower of the World Trade Center during the 9/11 events.”
In-game play has you trying to escape from the world trade center with other fictional characters as the building burns down. The story line also has you witness a dramatic plane crash into the opposite building for a surreal experience of what happened on September 11th, 2001.
Players have described the game as being “intense, legit scary” and constantly keeping you “on edge.”
Virtual gamer DarkWolfLetsPlay was horrified after playing the game for just under 14 minutes. After finishing, Dark Wolf went on to describe the game in a intense rant:
“not fun, that was so not fun, that was f***ing horrible, wow that was bad, my heart was beating literally throughout the entire thing. I cant believe I put myself through that.”
You can even try it out yourself, download 08:46 for free.
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