VR headset users now have a chance to walk into an interactive version of HBO’s Silicon Valley house. The Palo Alto home, which is owned by the series’ eccentric startup guru Erlich Bachman (T.J. Miller), was lovingly recreated in VR, replete with ‘always blue’ ball, foosball, and yes, even a bong.
Update (05/12/18): First released on Viveport, for HTC Vive, the free ‘Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel’ experience is now available on Oculus Rift for US-based users. The release on Rift precedes the show’s season finale, coming May 13th.
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Original article (03/24/18): Called Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel, the experience is landing on Viveport March 25th, giving you a chance to walk around the house and fulfill objectives given to you by the show’s characters – Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) and Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani).
According development studio Rewind, you’ll have one-on-one encounters with Dinesh, Gilfoyle, Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Big Head (Josh Brener) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang). You’ll be able to demo the show’s infamous Not Hot Dog app and find a secret message from Jared, and help Richard out of a coding crisis. Rewind says there are 756 items to interact with.
Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel was created in promotion of the TV show’s upcoming fifth season which starts tomorrow, March 25th.