Barnstormers: Determined to Win


Barnstormers: Determined to Win

Genre: Historical

Produced by: Derek Ham, Logic Grip Inc.

Directed by: Derek Ham

Original title: Barnstormers: Determined to Win

Lead artist: Derek Ham

Runtime: 16min

Language: English

Completed in: 2021


“Barnstormers: Determined to Win.” is an interactive VR experience set to the backdrop of Negro League Baseball. Experience a time when men were prevented from playing in the Major Leagues all because of the color of their skin. Players like Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige are now brought to life in this immersive experience. Get introduced to this history from a first-person experience as the story unfolds around you.

Director’s statement:

Derek Ham, PhD is the founder of Logic Grip Inc., a VR company that looks to expand the way stories are told. He is also an Associate Professor and Department Head of Art + Design at NC State University’s College of Design. His work spans the areas of game-based learning, algorithmic thinking, and immersive media. Derek has a PhD in Design Computation from MIT, holds a Master’s in Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from Hampton University.

Origin: US

Devices: Oculus Rift series/Quest

Platform: Alexandria