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Unimersiv (Oculus Go & Gear VR)

Unimersiv (Steam VR)

The VR Shop - Silver Award
System: Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Go
Price at Time Of Review: Free
Comfort Rating: Green (No Movement)
Genre: Educational
Input: Gear VR Controller, Touchpad
Best Playing Position: Sitting, Standing
Multi-Player: Yes
Age Rating: PG

Description: Join us and start learning through Virtual Reality! Unimersiv is the largest platform for VR educational experiences. Our Gear VR app includes three fieldtrips, one in space to learn about the International Space Station, one inside the human body to learn about our anatomy and a third one that will let you explore Stonehenge as it was 4000 years ago. We will publish more and more educational experiences on this app, stay tuned!

Review: You start off placed within a lecture hall. With books all around you and a perfect sunset going on the background and beaming through the window. It’s an inspirational sort of hub that is designed to spark your curiosity and exquisiteness. Looking down at the table with another book on it, you see there are just 2 languages to choose from, currently those are only English and French. This doesn’t affect the written text, but the guided voice used to talk you through each lesson. Looking above the language selection you see there are just a few lessons to choose from (more to come once they are available). You can learn about the ISS (International Space Station), the human body or Stonehenge.

Each one is a different environment to explore and interact with, but there is also a guided tour that is the better option. It will talk you through the lesson then you can go on to explore a little bit yourself. The graphics are not amazing, but more than adequate for all the lessons to be deeply immersive. The narrator’s voice is soft and calm keeping your attention and hopefully allowing your brain to assimilate the date it is being given.

If there is one kind of app that benefits massively from virtual reality it is educational ones. Putting you inside the human body or allowing you to time-jump into the past to see Stonehenge before it was fully built is incredibly powerful and a truly immersive experience. Watching educational films is OK, but putting someone into the environment they are learning about is a powerful way of making them see, learn and remember even more than they might watching a simple film about it.

This is not an app you should just download because it’s good (which it is), but you should download it to show your support to the developers for making it. In the years to come virtual reality education is going to be big and we’re sure Unimersiv will be a big part of that future.

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