Exciting times at Bude’s Castle, set to become more interactive through wAVE (augmented and virtual experience) which has the potential to transform the visitor experience using innovative technology including VR headsets, HD projection, CGI and more.
This will allow visitors to explore heritage sites, see artefacts in their original settings and meet historical figures in new immersive visitor experiences. Suddenly, the already interesting Heritage Centre becomes fun for younger people who live in a digital world.
The wAVE (AVE = Augmented and Virtual Experiences) Immersive Experiences in Museums Project is funded by the Coastal Communities Fund. The project brings together Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s coastal communities, heritage centres and academic experts to develop new and engaging virtual, augmented and immersive reality experiences within communities including Bude, which has its very own Coastal Communities Team.
The Heritage Centre in the Castle has been working to develop an exciting new virtual reality game as part of the project. The game is based around navigating a vessel into the tricky port of Bude. There will be a chance to test the prototype at a user testing day being held at The Castle on the 26th November from 11 – 3.30 pm.
Testers will also be asked a few questions about their expectations and experience of the game, with information being used to make improvements and develop the game further. The finished game will be launched early next year.
Why not come along and give it a go?