Playing the News VR: Coventry Blitz

  • Wright, Bianca (Principal Investigator)
  • Jones, Sarah (Co-Investigator)
  • Graham, Sean (Developer)
  • Tsankov, Tsvetan (Developer)
  • Berkland, Darren (Research Assistant)
  • Perry, Keith (Project Delivery Support)

Project: Research

Project Details


Coventry Blitz VR was funded by a Google Digital News Initiative grant of EUR50,000 grant to develop a VR game linked to a news event. It was developed in partnership with the Coventry Telegraph and the Centre for Excellence in Learning Enhancement. Play the News VR  explores the use of interactive 360 degree films and virtual reality to enhance an audience’s understanding of a news story. This prototype project used resources and advances in the technology to build a concept VR game focused around a news story.
Effective start/end date1/02/1716/01/18

Collaborative partners


  • virtual reality
  • VR
  • Coventry Blitz
  • Blitz
  • community voice
  • immersive experience
  • immersive technology
  • history
  • education
  • news game
  • gamification
  • Google Digital News Initiative
  • GoogleVR
  • journalism


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