Emily Eifler, Steve Sedlmayr

January 2015

Solar is part collectible movie, part open-world game, a new chimera for virtual reality. In Solar, users explore a 3D simulation of our solar system, wandering the vast neighborhood while visiting the diverse collection of orbiting bodies. When users enter a planet or moon they are transported out of the 3D world and into short spherical films featuring Earth, for example, portrayed as the overheated but congenial leader, or Venus, the acerbic and stand-offish loner, each speaking first person in human form. The personality of each character is created using factual information about the planets and moons as a rudder.