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Barnstormers: Determined to Win

"Barnstormers: Determined to Win” is an interactive VR experience set to the backdrop of Negro League Baseball. Experience a time when men were prevented from playing in the Major Leagues all because of the color of their skin. Players like Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige are now brought to life in this immersive experience. Get introduced to this history from a first-person experience as the story unfolds around you.

  • Derek Allen Ham
    I Am A Man VR Experience
  • Derek Allen Ham
    I Am A Man VR Experience
  • Derek Allen Ham
    Lead Artists
    I Am A Man VR Experience
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality
  • Genres:
    History, Narrative, Sports, Black History
  • Minimum Runtime:
    15 minutes 10 seconds
  • Maximum Runtime:
    17 minutes 15 seconds
  • Average Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Variable Runtime Details:
    The End credits runs around 2 minutes long. Some scenes might require player to try multiple times to complete the task.
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    76,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
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Director Biography - Derek Allen Ham

Derek Ham, PhD is the founder of Logic Grip Inc., a VR company that looks to expand the way stories are told. He is also an Associate Professor and Department Head of Art + Design at NC State University’s College of Design. His research expertise spans the areas of game-based learning, algorithmic thinking, and immersive media. Derek has a PhD in Design Computation from MIT, holds a Master’s in Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University. As the founder of the Mixed Reality Lab at NC State's College of Design he continues to investigate both virtual reality (VR) and augmented realty (AR) technology to find ways these tools can expand the possibilities of interaction design.

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