Sunday, December 20, 2009

AR Serious Games For Public Parks and Castle Keeps

YDreams serious gaming with interactive technologies

Via: YDreams - Interactive technologies for public parks and castle keeps

The last quarter of 2009 has seen some pretty YDreams cool project rollouts, ranging from works in public parks to sprucing up medieval castle keeps.

Augmented Reality Scenic Viewer Adds Virtual To Real

Inaugurated in early October, the project involved revamping Santarém’s Portas do Sol Garden by deploying cutting edge tools such as Augmented Reality-enabled Virtual Sightseeing units to explore the pretty surrounding landscape, interactive tables and displays for learning more about the city’s rich history as well as the Roman digging site located right in the park and, to round things off, multimedia audio-guides for making sure no stone is left unturned.

YDreams brand new scenic viewerfor parks, monuments and heritage sites. Featuring a truly intuitive interface and enhanced Augmented Reality (AR) technology, The Virtual Sightseeing viewer provides a funway
to explore information about the world that surrounds us

Aiming the Virtual Sightseeing® unit at a specific point in the landscape gives you instant access to multimedia content tagged to geo-referenced landmarks. All contents are displayed on a brand new intuitive interface that combines learning and entertainment in an enriching experience that will attract tourists anywhere

The Virtual Sightseeing® unit also comes in a version adapted for users with special needs. Specificallytargeted at the visually and hearing impaired, it allows them to listen to and read descriptive text about the landscape as they maneuver the device.

Medieval Castle Keeps

The  project kicked off in late November and takes us further north into Portugal’s Serra da Estrela region; the city of Guarda to be more precise, where alongside a medieval castle keep equipped with 21st century multimedia technologies by YDreams, we also conceived the brand new Visitors Center, including the scenographic design and interactive tools for investigating what the city has to offer, and the interesting archaeological finds on display at the center.