Make sure you watch the video trailer of Lone Echo – a virtual reality space game that is out of this world! Click here to watch!
Imagine embarking on a virtual reality journey that will give you a hands-on approach to exploring space unlike anything before? Lone Echo by Oculus Rift makes this dream a reality, a virtual reality that is. I am excited to share that I have partnered with Oculus Rift for the release of their new virtual reality game – a game which takes space exploration to the next level. Lone Echo is truly an out of this world experience and will allow every person who tries it to feel what it is like to live in space.
As part of the partnership, Oculus Rift flew me to Los Angeles to try out the game in their studios. I also got to work on an extra special top secret project with YouTube star of The Game Theorist YouTube channel, MatPat. On July 11, 2017 we spent all day filming in Griffith Park, we had a blast (pun intended)! The top secret project was a fun Oculus Rift Lone Echo “Space Camp” experience. I got to trade places with Matt for one day, he got to try some fun astronaut training simulations (with me as his guide) and I got to try playing virtual realty for the first time (with Matt as my guide)! It was truly spectacular! Watch the video above to see all the fun we had at the Lone Echo “Space Camp.”
Why I am working with Oculus Rift and how it benefits my nonprofit The Mars Generation
I have chosen to collaborate with Oculus Rift on the release of Lone Echo because of how this game aligns with the mission of my nonprofit, The Mars Generation. The mission of The Mars Generation is to excite people about human space exploration and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) education and foster an understanding of the importance of these two elements to the future of humankind on Earth. A key part of what makes The Mars Generation groundbreaking in the education industry is that we actively reach out to people using social media, video, and now, video games. I cannot think of a better way to excite people about human space exploration than to encourage them to jump in and try the experience of being in space first hand. This game will give all who play it a sense of what space exploration is like.
It is such an honor to collaborate on a project that not only aligns with my passion for space, but also allows me to promote the work of The Mars Generation in a fun and educational way. The best part of this collaboration is that Oculus Rift will be donating the payment for my work with them to my nonprofit, The Mars Generation. This is in accordance with my values, which include not taking personal payment for my work as Astronaut Abby. All profits from paid work that I do are donated to The Mars Generation to support the programs that are truly changing the world every day. It is a privilege to be able to work in a way that will provide funding for The Mars Generation and help us reach our mission. I look forward to many future opportunities to fund The Mars Generation while working as Astronaut Abby and bringing fun, new experiences to my community. Thank you all for your support!
***All posts that are part of this paid promotion will be marked with #ad, #paid or #sponsored. All proceeds of this work with Oculus Rift will be donated directly to The Mars Generation, so we can continue to carry out our mission, outreach efforts, and fund our programs.