It’s 1916 and I’m standing in the war torn streets of Dublin, Ireland. A thick cloud of misery clings to the greyish air, given form by lofty plumes of smoke that circle around. A torrent of gunfire and explosions deafen me as militia forces seek cover at a nearby wall. Standing beside me is William McNieve, a young fighter that will survive this historic conflict, a scramble for national independence dubbed the Easter Rising. I know that because it’s his recount of this bloody and oft-forgotten event that’s made this fascinating VR experience possible.