The Battle of Hamel in VR

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Be transported back to 1918 and the battlefields of Le Hamel, France in this free and historically accurate digital experience at the Australian War Memorial.






  • A ten minute cinematic, interactive experience, coinciding with centenary of WWI’s Battle of Hamel.
  • Educational experience designed for audiences of all ages
  • Synchronised theatre experience delivered to 100x VR devices simultaneously


  • On-site activation and training as part of Start VR’s suite of immersive learning solutions
  • Custom Oculus Go application launcher
  • Customised interactive Startgate application, including “Cinema Control Mode” server
  • Live heat map analytics reporting
  • Bulging interactive narrative; users choose between Infantry, Tank or Airman
  • Content incorporates archival footage with latest VR production methods
  • Theatrical stereo system synchronised with audience experience for heightened






  • Launched successfully on 22nd June 2018
  • Extensive and positive press coverage
  • World first, large-scale, synchronised VR experience for Oculus Go
  • 250 audience members daily
  • Seen by 7000 visitors at the Australian War Memorial






360, VR, Entertainment, Training December 10, 2019 by Alvin Manalac