The Turning Forest – An interactive virtual reality fairytale

[Game VR] The Turning Forest

The Turning ForestThe Turning Forest : An interactive virtual reality fairytale for all ages with spatial sound.

In a magical forest, a young child stares into the eyes of a fantastical creature and together they embark on an unforgettable journey.

Since its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Turning Forest has been captivating audiences around the world with its award-winning spatial audio and delightful visuals. Wear headphones, and use the controller to make music with the monster’s teeth, the birds and fish, and the icicles.

The Turning Forest VR experience was created by VRTOV and BBC Research & Development’s audio team. The sound was adapted from an original soundtrack commissioned for “S3A: Future Spatial Audio for an Immersive Listener Experience at Home”, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

1. Play it safe

When you’re playing The Turning Forest VR experience, please be sure to follow any safety info from the manufacturer and/or supplier of the device you’re using.

Also, don’t use The Turning Forest VR experience if you:

Are under the age rating
Are pregnant
Have consumed anything that may affect your balance
Have (or have had) a medical condition, like binocular vision abnormalities, psychiatric disorders, seizures or a heart problem.

Make sure you’re in a safe place, preferably seated, and be aware of your surroundings.

Stop using The Turning Forest VR experience immediately if you feel:

Eye strain
Any discomfort.

Don’t take part in any activities where you need to focus straight after using The Turning Forest VR experience, or if you feel slightly dazed or confused.

2. Terms

By downloading and using The Turning Forest VR experience, you agree to the BBC’s terms of use,

We’ll keep your personal information safe. You can read our privacy and cookies policy.

The Turning Forest VR experience is for your personal, non-business use only.

The terms of Google Play store apply.

The app is published by BBC Media AT (BBC Media Applications Technologies Limited) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation).

Full details of BBC Media AT are available on the Companies House website at:

The Turning Forest user reviews :

Job well done! Great job by the BBC! This app gives just enough interactivity alongside the beautiful scenery developed. It is a superb start to your Daydream experience, and is also perfect for demoing to your friends and family. RECOMMENDATION: Use this app first before daydreaming with other apps in the session. It causes quite the amount of heat and pull on the CPU, and you want to avoid any sort of overheating.

Best one so far! The first time I tried this one I got booted out because my phone was overheating. Most likely because I had done a couple other VR experiences just prior. It’s worked great ever since. Love visuals, and you should definitely put headphones in to get the full experience since you can make music by using the remote. I only wish it was longer since it is a fairly short experience.

Captivating, beautiful intro to VR. When I hand someone my Daydream view to try out, I almost always put them in the Turning Forest. It makes for a great intro to VR and has stunning visuals. If I absolutely had to come up with a critique, I might say that I wish it was a bit more interactive.

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