Project history

The idea to bring an interactive experience with volcanoes from the prism of simulation get its roots from expeditions on active volcanoes, and from the game From Dust released in 2011.

In 2013 Patrice Huet, scientific director at the « Cité du volcan », one of the leading volcano museum in France (Reunion island) was looking for a new kind of application for his visitors. François was a GPU programmer looking to express their talents in fluid simulation. Right time right place ! The project started in early 2014, making graphics cards as hot as lava to compute all the processes that make this virtual lava real !

The project was installed at the Reunion museum in november 2014, the program was extremely well received and then comes the idea to use VR devices to create even more immersive experiences !

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