VIENNA, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —

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artVenture [Vienna] has launched the indiegogo  crowdfunding  campaign ( for "Giger’s Universe". Starting today, fans of H R Giger can participate in the bringing to virtual life a monument dedicated to the Oscar winner and creator of Alien.

Tribute to H R Giger 

What was previously seen only in the Giger Museum in Gruyeres, is soon to be available as a 3D virtual museum tour ready made for PC/MAC and app reconstructed in faithful likeness of exhibits at the Giger Museum. Global fans have the option to experience the Giger Museum "first hand" as well as "Giger’s Universe", a virtual monument to a great visionary.

Regarding the functionality of the virtual museum, artVenture is set on interactivity: visitors have the opportunity to walk virtually through the whole museum. Special 3D game technology, zoom functions and other features ensure a unique experience factor is to be had. All artworks/objects can be viewed "live" by the visitor – as if one were really there at that spot. In addition, interested parties are to receive a lot of additional information.

The idea of "Giger’s Universe" started in 2006. The artist himself supported the project during his lifetime.

GigerMuseumin3D Game Technology 

This project will digitize the entire museum with the latest 3D laser scanning technology, enhancing the objects through complementary use of original textures inherent to the objects, thus becoming the basis for the "living" museum. In the case of overfunding, further production steps are planned. In the pipeline are, for example, a short documentary, and 3D tours of both the Giger Bar in Gruyeres and Giger’s private garden.

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For further requests:
Ernst Stockl
artVenture Mediaproduction, Vienna (Austria)
Phone: +43-(0)1-7124060-0