It’s been a quite remarkable seven days for everyone here at Laduma.

World Cup. England Hockey. Pioneer Day. CaVRn. We’ve had it all. So let’s take a look back at the best of the previous week.

We started off last Monday with Laduma CEO Ben Smith and VP of Strategy Alex Kunawicz discussing our new partnership with England Hockey.

Our team produced a VR experience that put users inside the mind of elite hockey players during crucial moments of a game, just ahead of the Women’s World Cup in London.

Let’s take a look at what they had to say:

On Tuesday, we marked Pioneer Day – a key date in the Laduma calendar – with a video from our team in the Salt Lake City office.

Laduma staff across the world are given Pioneer Day off, so they can celebrate the occasion with their families.

Our team in Salt Lake City were asked what they thought were the most pioneering techniques in the field at AR and VR.

Everyone came up with fascinating answers:

On Wednesday, it was the turn of Laduma CEO Ben Smith and VP of Strategy Alex Kunawicz – both of whom used to work at the BBC – to talk about the corporation’s World Cup VR app.

It was a watershed for the BBC’s coverage of football and points to a future where watching the world’s greatest football tournament could be very different indeed.

But was it a success? Reviews have been mixed across the industry – even right here in the Laduma offices.

Take a look for yourself:

And on Thursday, Ben Smith was in the spotlight as he talked about which VR experience he prefers – a headset or a dome.

CaVRn, Laduma’s groundbreaking VR dome, has made quite a splash in recent weeks. It was the star of the show at Liverpool’s International Business Festival and even gained recognition from HRH Prince William.

So… are headsets still a key part of the creating a VR experience?

Take a look at what Ben had to say:

Then on Friday, it was all quiet for the team here at Laduma. Staff are given the day off on the last Friday of every month – known as Fri-Yay. This is so they can spend some extra time with their loved ones.

These are some of the best photos from our staff enjoying Fri-yay: