Virtual Reality South Africa Highlights 2018

December 31, 2018
December 31, 2018 GeraldFerreira
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VIRTUAL REALITY SOUTH AFRICA HIGHLIGHTS 2018

2018 was one of our busiest years in Virtual Reality to date. From 360° Filming to High-End Virtual Reality Game development to Virtual Reality Activation and Events. Below is some of our highlights from 2018. We want to thank each and every individual and company that made 2018 awesome for us!

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Standard Bank Virtual Reality Game

January 2018

In January this year we developed a virtual reality game for Standard Bank to show people in a fun way how online banking works. During 2018 we showcased the game at various Standard Bank events and Malls in the Gauteng Area. People loved the game and at the same time learned how the online banking application can help them save time by not going physically to the bank as well as how they can bank on the move!

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Upgrading Equipment – Matterport Camera and Scanner

January 2018

In an effort to increase our virtual reality offerings we purchased the High-End Matterport Camera and Scanner system to offer professional graded virtual tours to our clients. The Matterport Camera and Scanner is considered one of the best professional virtual tour systems on the market!

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New Zealand Virtual Reality

January 2018

We visited New Zealand late January to mid February to meet up with some of the Worlds best virtual reality and augmented reality companies. To see what these companies are doing and to find some synergy and possible partnering opportunities.  We met with companies like Staples VR, 8i, verso, Magic Leap, VR Garage and Datacom to name a few.

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Tourism South Africa – Virtual Reality Activation

March 2018

We assisted FCB with a virtual reality activation for Tourism South Africa. This activation took place at the Gautrain Station in Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa. These activation took place at all the Gautrain stations on the same days over a week.

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Virtual Reality Activation – ABB Virtual Reality Activation and Equipment Rental

April 2018

We assisted ABB with their virtual reality activation at the ABB Customer World Africa 2018 event that they hosted at the Sandton City Convention Center. We supplied 10 x HTC VIVE virtual reality headsets and computers plus all activation personnel.

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Upgrading Equipment – Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headsets

June 2018

In order to stay on the cutting edge of Virtual Reality we constantly invest in better equipment to serve our clients. One month after the Launch of the Oculus Go Virtual Reality headsets – we purchased 10 units to rent out to clients for Virtual Reality Events and Activations. The Oculus Go headsets is a all in one virtual reality headset dedicated to Virtual Reality.

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Automotive Dealership – Audi 360° Virtual Tour

July 2018

We photographed and scanned the Audi Sandton Dealership and created a 360° Virtual Tour of the dealership and also published the Audi Sandton Dealership into Google Streetview. The Audi Sandton Dealership Virtual Tour can be accessed in Google Maps by anyone. To date we have received more than 120 000 views on the virtual tour within 6 months!

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Sanral 360° Video and Virtual Reality Event

July 2018

In July we assisted the South African National Roads Agency with a Virtual Reality activation, showcasing the importance of road safety and why it is important that you do not use your phone while driving.

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Public Speaking – ABSA Bank Virtual Reality talk about VR in Tourism

August 2018

ABSA Bank invited us to a Tourism Event to speak about Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in the Tourism industry.
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Interbuild Africa 2018 – Gerald Ferreira Talk about VR and AR

August 2018

Our CEO Gerald Ferreira was invited to talk about Virtual Reality and Augmented reality at the Interbuild Africa 2018 Exhibition about Digital disruption: How virtual & augmented reality  is changing the face of traditional construction mechanisms.
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360° Video Mahindra Thar

September 2018

We were commissioned by Mahindra South Africa to create a 360° video for the Getaway Show which were held at the Dome in Johannesburg South Africa. We created a 360° video of the Mahindra Thar driving on a 4×4 track and developed a interactive Oculus Go application allowing people to view specific parts of the 4×4 track.

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Comic Con 2018 – Doctor Who Virtual Reality

September 2018

We assisted Levergy with a Virtual Reality activation at Comic Con 2018.

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DSTV KARAOKE Virtual Reality Game

September 2018

During September we created a High-End Virtual Reality Karaoke game for DSTV South Africa. The virtual reality karaoke game was used to promote Idols. Players was transformed onto a stage with judges and a crowd cheering them or booing them as they sang.

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Heineken Virtual Reality Events

September 2018

During the later part of 2018 we did several Virtual Reality events for Heineken South Africa.

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NEC XON VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE AND 360° VIDEO

September 2018

We created a High-End HTC VIVE virtual reality experience for NEC XON. In the experience users could view different alternative energy solutions that NEC XON provides. One of the key features included a Alternative Power source cabinet that they manufacture, users could look inside the cabinet and get a clear view of the cabinet and all its components. We also created a 360° Video for them. This was part of their annual conference at Sun City and we also assisted with VIVE Rentals and the activation. They used the option to brand our custom game “Virtual Reality Arcade Game” which were sponsored by Trend Micro for the evenings entertainment.

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Mahindra Virtual Reality Dealership

October 2018

We started with a concept to create a Mahindra Virtual Reality Dealership. The Virtual Reality Dealership was created in Unity for the High-end HTC VIVE virtual reality system. Visitors to the Mahindra Virtual Dealership can walk around the dealership, walk around the cars, get into the cars, change the colors on the cars and more. This project has not yet officially launched and is a current work in progress.

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TKZN Virtual Reality Activation

November 2018

In association with Splendid Marketing we did several activation and virtual reality events for KwaZulu Natal Tourism during the year. In November we traveled to Botswana to promote Tourism in KwaZulu Natal using virtual reality.

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Gary Player Golf Club Virtual Reality Experience

November 2018

We were commissioned by Blacklight marketing agency to create a virtual reality experience of the Gary Player Golf club for the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2018. The virtual reality experience was created for the high-end HTC VIVE VR system. In the experience visitors could walk around the Golf Club and experience some of the history of the golf club, watch videos of previous tournaments, and see the Golf course layout and learn more about Gary Player himself. Gary Player did the voice over in the game, which makes it even more special for us to have been part of creating this virtual reality golf experience.

We 3D Scanned the Gary Player Golf Club with the Matterport Scanner and then recreated it as a 3D Model from scratch using the Matterport references.

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La Liga Virtual Reality Soccer Game

December 2018

Virtual Reality is one of the most exciting tools exhibitors can use at their events to attract people to their businesses. In December we assisted Levergy with an activation for La Liga at the Nasrec Convention Center in Johannesburg South Africa. Players got to play some Virtual Reality Soccer in the HTC VIVE.

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Nelson Mandela Children Hospital 360° Video

December 2018

We created a 360° Video in association with Black Light Marketing Agency for Nedbank for the Nelson Mandela 100 Century celebrations.

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Our First Virtual Reality Commercial Game

December 2018

We have been developing our own commercial virtual reality game since June 2018. Our aim was to launch the game by the end of December but unfortunately due to all the holidays we could not release it officially on steam. Our aim is to launch the game now beginning of January 2019.

The Virtual Reality Game consists of 4 games inside one game. The Games are “African Adventure, Walk the Plank, Mars Mines and Dangerous Dinosaurs”.

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CONTACT US

Virtual Reality Address:

11 Scafell Road
Floracliffe
Roodepoort
Johannesburg
South Africa
1709

Tel: +27 72 234 7513
Tel: +27 11 672 0908

Email: info@virtual-reality.co.za

Gerald Ferreira

Mobile: +27 72 234 7513
Email: gerald@virtual-reality.co.za

Ronel Ferreira

Mobile: +27 72 9722 724
Tel: +27 11 672 0908