Over the past several months we have been working at Bit Space Development with our friends at ZenFri on an application for the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre. This is one of the more creative projects we have produced at Bit Space including custom art and an original idea. The application uses AR (augmented reality) to engage kids while they learn about ancient aquatic reptiles.
From The CFDC
Calling all budding palaeontologists: discover the mysteries of the most fearsome and deadly AQUASAURS — the Mosasaur!
Bring 80 million year old Bruce Mosasaur to life with a unique, new FREE augmented reality adventure for your mobile device based on the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s world famous collection.
Collect Dig Tools! Test Your Palaeo Knowledge! Excavate 3D Fossils! Unlock a Life-Sized 3D Mosasaur (and bring it home)!
There are 12 newly discovered dig sites located within the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba. We need your help in finding these dig sites to excavate and collect fossils. Put the skeleton back together to unlock special scan technology to see “Bruce”, our Guinness World Record holding Mosasaur in true-to-life scale, right before your eyes. This Augmented Reality (AR) feature will put you in the room with life-sized “Bruce” as they swim and move with amazing detail.
Bring BRUCE home or with you wherever you go! Our Augmented Reality scan technology can be used with the poster and/or t-shirt, purchased onlyat the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.
– Fun Tap and Drag Fossil Digging Game
– Answer Trivia about Marine Reptiles, Palaeontology, and the late Cretaceous period
– Solve The Puzzle and Unlock a Life-Sized 3D Animated Mosasaur
To learn more, check out the App on the App Store, or Google Play.
It’s completely free!
Note: Museum exhibit copyright belongs exclusively to the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre.
***** This app uses location-based augmented reality features that are ONLY accessible to visitors of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) within Morden, Manitoba, Canada *****