The Battle of Vimy Ridge VR Experience

Client: Royal Canadian Regiment Museum

Date: March 31, 2017

Categories: SimWave / Virtual Reality


Commemorating 100 years since Vimy Ridge; SimWave recreated the scenes of World War I, bringing you back to the trenches of France in 1917 through virtual reality. Using our custom designed 4D multi-sensory booth, immerse yourself as one of the Canadian Infantry. See the comrades with historically accurate uniforms and equipment, feel the blasts of artillery through our vibrating floors and wind compressors, and remember the struggle of those that have fallen.

Jump into the trenches in France in 1917. Focusing on the impact the Royal Canadian Regiment had in the battle of Vimy Ridge. Interact with the environment and the soldiers around you, As you storm the battlefield and feel what it would be like to be a part of this pivotal moment in World War I. Through the use of our 4D rumbling platform, you will feel the explosions of artillery going off around you.

Role: Lead Developer/Project Lead/Support
Time on Project: Mar 2015 – Apr 2017
Technologies used: Unity, Oculus Rift, Arduino
Languages used: C#, C/C++ (Arduino, Smell Unit)