I’ve always wanted to visit the Mushroom Kingdom. Ever since I was a kid watching the Super Mario Bros. Super Show, despite how terrible that show is nowadays in hindsight, the world just seemed like such a magical place. VR artists are making my childhood dreams come true because not only can I visit Zelda’s Hyrule already, but now the Mushroom Kingdom is getting the VR treatment as well.
A VR Art Director on Twitter by the name of Vladimir Ilic (otherwise referred to as VRHuman) recently published a video of a sculpture he did that completely recreates Super Mario World’s map in VR using Google’s Blocks 3D modeling app. It’s truly impressive.
Over the past several months we’ve seen a lot of creative uses for Google’s Blocks, such as this developer that built a small game in just a matter of weeks. Ilic’s rendition of Super Mario World’s map is remarkably accurate, as he built it by referencing screenshots every step of the way. You can see the whole process in the YouTube video up above.
Although Nintendo is far from interested in VR at this time, it’s still great to see their properties getting re-imagined in fun and inventive ways by dedicated artists.
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