Roddenberry Entertainment, the media group started by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, is gearing up to release a new 360-degree interactive film on mobile devices. Called "White Room: 02B3," the film will be released as an app and targeted specifically for use with VR headsets like Google Cardboard.
Here's a short description of what you can expect from White Room: 02B3:
White Room: 02B3 is the story of six strangers who suddenly awaken in a white room and eventually find out that they are unwilling participants in an experiment that could change the face of humanity forever. The film, which has already won film festival awards both domestically and internationally, stars a variety of genre recognizable talent including Breckin Meyer, Tamlyn Tomita, David Blue, Rachel True and Doug Jones, as well as Internet icons Tony Janning and Milynn Sarley.
The app will be released for Android on August 3 for $2.99 on both Google Play and the Galaxy Apps Store, and is set to make an appearance on Samsung's Galaxy Gear VR and Oculus Rift at a later date. And if the idea of 360-degree content from Roddenberry Entertainment intrigues you, it sounds like there are more films like this in the pipeline.
So, if you're a fan of Star Trek and want to explore a spooky sci-fi thriller in VR, keep your eyes peeled for the full release on August 3. In the meantime, you can check out the trailer for the film at the link below. If you're on a mobile device, you can download the im360 app to get a taste of the trailer in 360-degrees as well.