Chernobyl VR Project

  • Platform

  • Release date


    01 / 07 / 2016

  • Publisher

    The Farm 51
  • Social




Chernobyl VR Project is a virtual experience which allows you to visit the ghost town of Pripyat and the Chernobyl Power Plant and learn about their history. Together, let’s find out the future that was lost.

On 29.09.2017 Chernobyl VR Project was released on PlayStation VR, and on Oculus and Steam the application received a significant update and this way ended the early access stage.

It is the very first virtual tour around the Chernobyl and Pripyat area for all major VR platforms: Oculus and PlayStation VR, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear VR solution. All in beautifully rendered 3D photogrammetrical scans of the locations and buildings, that are basically a digital copies of these places, combined with spherical photography and 360 videos.


More than just entertainment

At The Farm 51, we believe that Virtual Reality (VR) is not only about entertainment. We wanted to leverage computer game mechanics to create an interactive account of the tragic fate of the people and places affected by the Catastrophe of Time. Our application is a tribute to the victims of the disaster, a virtual document that gives the opportunity to visit a radiated area and get to know its history.

Social background

We decided that Chernobyl VR Project  should not be a simply commercial project. We aimed to reach the people, for whom the disaster had an intimate, private, and sometimes family aspect to it. We met lots of people who had been near Chernobyl when the disaster happened. We also managed to reach very famous people willing to support our project, among others the Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich (author of Chernobyl Prayer) and the legendary boxer Vitali Klitschko, now Mayor of Kiev.

Reality 51 Technology

Reality 51 is The Farm 51’s proprietary technology, fully aligned with the emerging VR market. Chernobyl VR Project uses this technology and state-of-the-art graphics solutions, such as advanced 3D scans of locations and buildings, spherical photography, stereoscopic videos, and augmented reality solutions. Everything is fully adapted to state-of-the-art VR headsets, such as Samsung Gear VR, HTC Vive, Oculus, or PlayStation VR.

Learn more on the project’s website:

Chernobyl VR Project

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