Mar 05 2018Thank you to Dr. Stephen Hardin for this account of the battle from the perspective of a Mexican reporter. In our app, the story of Alamo is as engaging as the technology we use to bring it to life.
Feb 16 2018
On March 6, 1836, the Mexican army breached the outer defenses of the Alamo compound. Some of the defenders retreated to the Long Barracks behind barricaded doors and windows–prepared to fight to the last. The Mexican Soldados wheeled captured cannons in front of the barracks and blew holes through the barricades then rushed through the…
Feb 02 2018
Of the many stories about the Alamo, one of the least understood is the roll women played. There were three distinct, but very similar groups of woman. First, there were women and children who were sheltered in the Alamo during the siege and assault.
The second group of women were just outside the Alamo. They followed…
Jan 27 2018
In developing the concept for the Alamo AR experience we realized we would have to invent a new form of storytelling. It had to be non-linear. Non-linear storytelling exists in film, for instance, Pulp Fiction is a great example. The beginning of the movie is actually near the end of the story. As a viewer…
Jan 26 2018
When it comes understanding the architecture of the Alamo in 1836, Gary Zaboly, author and illustrator of many non-fiction accounts including An Altar for Their Sons: The Alamo and the Texas Revolution in Contemporary Newspaper Accounts, is considered one of, if not the, top expert in this field. His hand-drawn illustrations and paintings are widely accepted…
Jan 20 2018
Below are screen captures from the 3D computer-generated models of the Alamo in 1836. With the aid of our augmented reality app you will be able to visit the Alamo compound as it existed at the time of the battle. The images are included in short movies that will provide information to help you understand…
Jan 17 2018
In the Experience Real History: Alamo Edition app, the Imagine Virtua producers could have added any background music, or no music at all. But that would not have been an accurate depiction of events–and it would have been missing a huge element. Before the battle, the Mexican army played the “deguello” a song that struck…
Dec 14 2017
We debated how to show the battle. Ground level is the way a soldier would have viewed the action, but that only lends itself to viewing a very small portion of what occurred. So we devised a way to let the viewer fly above in an “elevator”.
Hear the Imagine Virtua CEO, Chipp Walters, describe it.
Nov 20 2017
When Apple introduced their new iOS 11 ARKit, we knew it would be a great fit for the Alamo Edition. The kit provided a framework to create “portals” and therefore unparalleled augmented reality experiences. Apple states “By blending digital objects and information with the environment around you, ARKit takes apps beyond the screen, freeing them to interact…