Experience Silicon Valley in VR
BY ELEANOR LAURENCE
Silicon Valley?s comedy is now virtual.
Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel takes fans inside the home where Richard, Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared launched their startup, Pied Piper. While the experience gives users the freedom to explore (or demolish) the house at their own pace, there?s also a key list of activities to check off ? not to mention a series of video calls to receive from the guys. (Look hard enough and you may find a direct line to a Jian-Yang prank call.)
The experience?s resemblance to the house on the show is uncanny: This level of detail was achieved through high-resolution photo captures and 360-degree scans of the set, which served as the base to create each room. By design, Inside the Hacker Hostel let?s users get as strategic or as destructive as they want in the space. Complete a full ?To Do? list and unlock a final Easter egg, or have fun knocking things around with leftover fish ? the choice is yours. There are over 750 possible activities and Silicon Valley references to discover, so prepare yourself for a true tech comedy adventure.
If you?re looking for guidance, here are five unmissable interactions to try:
Locate the smartphone and answer Richard?s call. Help him out of a crisis by searching for a pink, heart-shaped Post-it with a missing piece of code.
Take a hit.
Light up a bong and lean in to take a pull. Breathe out (!) and see what happens.
Score in foosball.
Play a round of foosball. Can you beat the AI programming?
SWOT: Let Blaine die?
Through index cards, determine the ?Strengths, Opportunities, Weaknesses, and Threats? of one of the toughest choices made on the show.
Open the ?Not Hot Dog? app on the smartphone to identify if objects around the house are hot dogs or? not.