Climb Mt. Everest in virtual reality

| April 19, 2019

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If climbing Mount Everest in real life is too expensive or dangerous, but you still want to find out what it’s like, virtual reality may have the answer. EverestVR is an immersive experience for the Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, available on the Vive Infinity platform. Set amongst the world’s tallest mountain viewers can take in the incredible journey two adventurers set out to accomplish in honor of their beloved friend.But if you don’t own one of those headsets, keep an eye out for it coming to your area.

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What began as a small family business making hand-crafted animation has evolved over the past 30 years into a digital studio spanning two state-of-the-art facilities. Bardel has become a trusted name in the industry, making series productions for a diverse slate of collaborators: Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, Rovio, Matel and Warner Bros. Our current productions include Teen Titans Go!, Rick & Morty, 44 Cats and several top secret projects we can't mention yet!. Bardel is also working on feature films, prime-time series, kids, and preschool television, as well as projects for SVOD and VOD platforms.

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Bardel Entertainment

What began as a small family business making hand-crafted animation has evolved over the past 30 years into a digital studio spanning two state-of-the-art facilities. Bardel has become a trusted name in the industry, making series productions for a diverse slate of collaborators: Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, Rovio, Matel and Warner Bros. Our current productions include Teen Titans Go!, Rick & Morty, 44 Cats and several top secret projects we can't mention yet!. Bardel is also working on feature films, prime-time series, kids, and preschool television, as well as projects for SVOD and VOD platforms.

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