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‘David Attenborough and producer dive deep into potential of VR’ – The Guardian

July 6, 2015

‘I am sitting in the Natural History Museum and have just been lunged at by a giant swimming scorpion with glittering eyes. It’s so scary I instinctively duck and cower in my seat. These are the final few seconds of First Life, an experiment in using virtual reality to tell the story of the natural […]

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David Attenborough’s First Life VR launches at the Natural History Museum in London

June 19, 2015

Created in partnership with Atlantic Productions and its virtual reality studio Alchemy VR, David Attenborough’s First Life reveals the dawn of life on Earth from 540 million years ago. Based on the latest Museum research, long-extinct animals such as the whimsically-built Opabinia, the fearsome-looking Anomalocaris and the spiny, worm-like Hallucigenia will be brought vividly alive in a fully […]

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First Life VR launches at the Natural History Museum in London

June 18, 2015

To everyone who’s been waiting to hear what we’ve been doing, we’re finally there. We’re pleased to announce that First Life VR launched at the Natural History Museum in London this morning. Thanks to Samsung, the Natural History Museum and Atlantic Productions for helping to make this happen! You can get tickets for the event […]

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We’re in Wired!

July 8, 2014

  Another day, another awesome feature for Alchemy in the digital press! There’s many a well-thumbed Wired Magazine stashed at our offices so it’s great to hear they’re excited about the work we’re doing too. It has been high on’s wish list to see an Attenborough-style documentary in the VR world, coming up close to the ocean’s giants or smallest […]

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