Launching today for $10 on HTC’s VR app store, Viveport, Remembering Pearl Harbor commemorates the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 1941 tragedy that led the US to join World War II. A collaboration between TIME’s LifeVR, HTC, and Deluxe VR, the experience is told through the eyes of Lt. Jim Downing, one of the oldest living survivors of the attack.
TIME-LIFE drew upon their publication’s historical archives during the time of the attack, as well as information from the National WWII Museum and the Library of Congress in an effort to create an authentic retelling of the events that unfolded on that “date which will live in infamy.”
“Drawing from the extensive holdings of the LIFE archive, we were able to feature original issues of LIFE magazine that would have been in the homes of Americans at the time along with photos by the staff photographers throughout the experience,” said Liz Ronk, photo editor, LIFE + TIME history.
In the experience, exclusively available on the HTC Vive, you’ll see the world through the eyes of Lt. Jim Downing, one of the oldest living survivors of the attack, who narrates the journey which takes you from an American home of the era to sites of the tragedy.
A behind-the-scenes mini documentary video (above) details the creation and vision behind the experience.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the attack, Remembering Pearl Harbor will be open to the public from December 6-7 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City, and from December 5-11 at the Newseum in Washington DC.