Crime Scene

The Guardian

It's 2am, there has been a murder and you are the trainee forensic officer on duty. Can you gather the right evidence to solve the killing? Built for Guardian VR, this interactive experience brings to life the fascinating world of forensic science, allowing you to experience and understand the crucial role it plays during an investigation.

ScanLAB Projects | The Guardian VR: Crime Scene

Constructed from interviews with professionals from across the industry, Crime Scene is forensic science first hand. Dropped into a grisly scene, you’ll need to make critical decisions fast. It’s imperative to focus the resources of the lab on evidence most likely to bring about a conviction. Remember, the killer is still on the run so getting it right first time without error is crucial.

The crime scene is a real set, digitised using 3D scanning technology over the course of two days. Makeup Artists, Prop makers and designers were employed to build a realistic scene reflecting some of the challenges posed by investigators in deciphering the events leading up to the victim's demise.

ScanLAB Projects | The Guardian VR: Crime Scene
ScanLAB Projects | The Guardian VR: Crime Scene

From homicides to road traffic collisions 3D scanning technology is increasingly used to capture digital replicas of crime scenes and major incidents. Its extraordinary level of detail captures both the space and it’s contents in millimeter accuracy. The data has an abundance of uses across the investigation from Criminal Investigations Departments (CID), to the eventual Jurors, placing audiences back in the scene of the crime to experience or perhaps notice something impossible at the time.

The experience is built for Google's Pixel and Daydream headset and will also be available for the HTC Vive headset shortly.

ScanLAB Projects | The Guardian VR: Crime Scene