Singaporean film-maker Pearry Teo, who has been making horror films in the United States, has created an app that offers a 360-degree view of The Ark Of Noah, the full-size replica of the biblical Noah's Ark docked in the Netherlands.
Thousands of visitors have seen the actual site built by carpenter Johan Huibers since its completion in 2013, but mobile phone and VR (virtual reality)-headset users anywhere in the world can now get an immersive peek at the insides of the Ark using Teo's app called Bible VR.
Constructed of Swedish pine wood, the Ark comprises five decks, and stands at 75 feet tall and 95 feet wide. It is longer than a football field and can house 5,000 people at a time.
Teo, 38, says in a press statement: "Virtual reality brings so much to the Ark experience. Our next step is to create VR simulations of what it is like inside Johan's Ark when it is populated with animals and sailing in the storm. We are already designing interactive games and integrating livestreaming within the Ark."
The project is done in partnership with Nokia.
Teo has directed horror films such as The Curse Of Sleeping Beauty (2016), Ghosthunters (2016), and Witchville (2010).
The Bible VR app is available on the Google Play store and is coming soon to iOS. For details, go to arkofnoah.org/vr