It has been quite a while since Seinfeld last aired on television, but a developer has now produced a 3D model of Jerry's iconic apartment to be explored through an Oculus Rift VR headset.
Created by developer Greg Miller, Jerry's Place is a basic application that allows VR users to simply explore the apartment up close and in 3D. Miller spent about a month on the project, and has recreated just about everything inside as close to the way it was on the show as possible. While there were changes over the years, you'll find Jerry's Superman statue, fridge decorations and the magazines on the coffee table just the way they were during most of the nine years the show was on TV.
While mostly spot on, Miller had some trouble finding reference images to some of the details of the apartment. "I tried to be faithful to the show's original props and its era, but some things were near impossible to Google," Miller explains. "I did a lot of research and tried to find images of the original products used in the show, and modeled around those dimensions, rather than relying solely on blurry screenshots."
While there is no game here, just a simple VR recreation of the environment featured on the popular 90's sitcom, Miller said there are about 11 references to specific episodes to seek out.
The app is downloadable for Windows, Mac and Linux, but you'll need to have an Oculus Rift dev kit to check this thing out, as the company is yet to market an affordable consumer version of its popular VR headset. If you don't have a Rift, you can check out Miller's progress video showing the steps it took to recreate the apartment's 3D model.