360° video technology has created worlds we can look around and see the scenery from our own angle, making video more like video games! A worldwide phenomenon, Game of Thrones, has broken new ground with a 360° version of their opening sequence that you have to see!
Game of Thrones
George R. R. Martin‘s books have become one of the most acclaimed television series in history. The series has won 26 Primetime Emmy Awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series in 2015—when it set a record for most wins for a series in a single year—and numerous other awards and nominations, including three Hugo Awards for Best Dramatic Presentation, a Peabody Award, and three Golden Globe Award nominations.
Fans get a treat with this 360° immersive VR video collaboration between Elastic (the shows title sequence designers), HBO, Facebook, and Oculus. Unlike the classic title sequence, which tends to focus only on locations that are featured in the current episode, the VR experience swings wide, panning over much of the world that fans have grown to love.
Moving walls and cities can be seen from any angle, and the video sports some Easter eggs for die-hard fans to find. If you don’t want to know what they entail, skip the next paragraph and go straight to the video!
No, I don’t have any secret information on the final episode, go ahead and breathe a sigh of relief. One egg to look for is your shadow, (the video is from the view of a flying dragon). Others include a monstrous wolf on The Wall, and two dragons just outside Meereen, one black and one green.
There is also some disturbing anatomical accuracy on the Braavosi statue. Don’t look up.
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