A drop kick in Milan

During April, Virtual Umbrella’s Marketing Consultant, James Williams traveled over to the beautiful Italian city of Milan to demo a specially created VR experience at Salone del Risparmio 2018, a renowned financial services conference. The experience was developed by our talented friends at Make Real.


The client, South African investment and asset management firm Investec tasked Make Real with creating an interactive VR experience based on playing Rugby, and they certainly delivered. They have created a thrilling and realistic experience that puts users in the perspective of a star kicker, attempting to score a tricky drop goal. Utilising a Vive tracker attached to the users leg, alongside Vive controllers acting as the users hands, they managed to accurately mimic the physics of kicking a drop goal over a set of regulation crossbars, no easy feat!


We had great fun at Salone Del Risparmio demoing this great experience to conference visitors, and were even honoured to welcome South African Rugby World Cup winner, subject of the movie Invictus and Investec spokesperson, Francois Pienaar to the stand to try out the experience!