YLE Sandbox

Paradise

Paradise is a VR experience that takes you to Enewetak Atoll in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. You can explore the site where the US carried out a large number of nuclear tests in the 1940’s and 1950’s, and see what life on Enewetak looks like today. You will also witness a nuclear blast, viewing it on a beach 10 kilometers away from the detonation.

The making of Paradise brought together journalists, a cameraman and producers from Yle as well as 3D modelling and VR specialists from a startup company, Teatime Research.

The aim was to study how young audiences could be attracted with this type of content, and how a mixture of 360 video, archive material and augmented reality works out in a single VR experience.

Making of video of Paradise can be found on Yle Sandbox’s YouTube channel and the experience itself will soon be available on STEAM.