A virtual ocean experience with real-world impact
DISCOVER THE MAGIC
Immerse yourself in the magical ocean and discover the beauty and perils of the underwater world.
EXPERIENCE WITH FRIENDS
Join a dolphin pod or a shiver of sharks, invite your friends and family, and explore the underwater realm together!
ENCOUNTER MAJESTIC ANIMALS
Meet incredible species in extraordinary ocean environments.
HAVE AN IMPACT
Help marine organizations to focus the passion for the ocean on real-world conservation projects.
Still in development,
yet already collecting selections from TOP festivals:
A GAME THAT INSPIRES CHANGE
How is the Water is a virtual ocean simulation combining innovative immersive entertainment, education and real-world conservation impacts.
Become a dolphin and experience the beauty and perils of the underwater world.
Join the movement and give others the opportunity to understand the importance of the ocean and support marine conservation projects.
Become part of something bigger!
Help us to bring How is the Water to the next level and stay up to date with its development.
IMMERSE YOURSELF ON A DEVICE OF YOUR CHOICE
VR Game for threaded & mobile headsets
360° Interactive App for mobile phone, tablet & desktop
We connect empathy with tangible ocean impacts thanks to our network!
BUY ONE GIVE ONE
Each copy sold allows us to deliver the experience to one youth without access to the ocean.
SUPPORT MARINE PROTECTION
Profit is reinvested to spark
action for marine conservation.
VIRTUAL SPECIES PRESERVATION
Together with Digital Life 3D, a non-profit initiative within the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, we create digital clones of marine life for scientific and educational use to preserve marine species for future generations.
PROTOTYPE FUNDED BY
LEADING CHARITY PARTNER
JOIN GLOBAL IMPACT PARTNERS
...together with more than 200 ocean advocates and influencers.
Thank you for your help!
“I was very fortunate to live through several transformative, awe-inspiring moments that made me fall in love with the ocean. And since most people will never get the chance to experience the ocean the same way I have, I hope to give back and use virtual reality to create similar transcendental moments, to give everyone a chance to fall in love with the magic of the ocean.”
- Michal Lovecky, XR Technologist & Creative Director
“The ocean is the only thing that I deeply love and fear at the same time. Have you ever been swimming in water that is a few kilometers deep, and all you see below your paddling feet is deep blue? This thrilling excitement and respect is not comparable with anything else in the world!”
- Ninja Mueller, Marine Biologist & Co-director
Proof of Concept
How is the Water is a story of our ocean told intimately through a dolphin’s eyes.
It begins with a pod, a family of dolphins who teach you how to hunt and explore in your underwater home. Yet, when your home begins to change as a strange threat begins to invade, you must journey to find its source.
How is the Water is an adventure that will take you across a changing ocean, bringing you face-to-face with animals and wonders in danger of disappearing. How far will you go for your family and home?
HOW IS THE WATER NEWS
We finished our first campaign on Kickstarter and are so excited and thankful for our amazing supporters all around the world that made this happen!
Visit our How is the Water Kickstarter page for more updates, or Sign up to our mailing list to stay in the loop.
Kickstarter Launch - May 18th
We launch our How is the Water Kickstarter campaign on May 18th, 8 am ET / 2 pm CET!
Don't miss the launch - there are extra rewards and discounts available only on the first day!
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Prototype funding from
We are incredibly happy and honoured that How is the Water was selected for the game prototype funding of FFF Bayern.
Be prepared for a stunning prototype soon!
We are live on Kickstarter!
Support us - Support the Ocean!
Visit our How is the Water Kickstarter page and pledge your support to become a dolphin or a shark soon!
The prototype is ready!
How is the Water was funded by FFF Bavaria 9 months ago. Now, we finally hold the first finished prototype and cannot wait to start testing it.
Interested in being one of the first to try it and give us feedback?
Biennale College Cinema VR 2019
Thanks to all the people that made this edition happen! It was a great pleasure to meet so many experts and creative minds and to turn the concept of How is the Water upside down multiple times...
Wow, you made it all the way down into the deep sea of our page!
As a Thank you, we would love to share with you the secret of becoming a dolphin or a shark.
And if you already signed up, then let us at least share with you this great quote of David Foster Wallace!
“The point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about…
The fact is that in the day to day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have a life or death importance.”
- David Foster Wallace