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Gunner is an innovative VR undertaking that merges the genres of game play and passive viewing by positioning the viewer in an interactive, cinematic landscape.

In partnership with Two Bit Circus, Digital Domain has created a piece that is both visually exhilarating and physically engaging. Gunner places the viewer into the guts of a WWII ball turret as it soars over enemy territory and combats incoming enemy aircraft.

Gunner arranges the viewer in the “confined space” of a custom “chair” that mimics a Boeing B-17 ball turret used by Air Force gunners in WWII. It gets an added dose of adrenaline via Digital Domain’s adrenaline-rushing visual effects that perfect the virtual adventure, culminating in an experience that is cinematically beautiful, mechanically inventive and historically informative.