On Friday, local time, Kenya’s augmented reality (AR) game developer Internet of Elephants with the Borneo Nature Foundation, the Goualougo Triangle Ape Foundation, the Atlanta Zoo and chester Zoo, according tomedia. Conservation science experts have teamed up to launch the latest games.
The new game, called Wildeverse, uses AR technology to create a virtual forest where players can look for clues about the whereabouts of specific animals or animals.
Although the game was originally intended to be played outdoors with a radius of 30 meters, the new corona virus pandemic forced the team to re-develop an option that allowed people to control movement or move around in tighter spaces.
The game starts with a chat-based section that introduces the player to how the game is played and sets some background around the virtual environment the player will explore. Its graphics do not focus on creating a fully immersive jungle environment, but rather creating an abstract forest and crown for the player to explore. The timer records how long it takes the player to complete a task, including identifying specific animals in the forest created by ar or looking for traces of them.
Once the mission is complete, the player will have scripted interaction with a real conservationist who assists Internet-of-Elephantgame developers in coming up with the game concept and providing research assistance and support for real animals in the game.
The game can be played on any iOS or Android device that supports ARKit or ARCore.
Challenges range from finding animals themselves or their footprints, food residues or faeces to finding illegal human activities and threats to the habitat of four real orangutans, chimpanzees, gorillas and gibbons.
In order to make the game, Internet of Elephants developers, led by the company’s founder, Gautam Shah, actually visited the jungles of Borneo and Congo and had talked to environmentalists about their work and wildlife searches, the company said in a statement. Video…
“The number of apes around the world is plummeting. Wildlife conservation will only become a global priority if enough people are interested. Local conservationists are fighting an uphill battle, and only a small number of people have supported them,” Shah said in a statement. “
For Shah, the latest launch of Internet of Elephants continues the company’s mission. In 2015, American-born Shah gave up his career in consulting and set up his own AR game company. Other members of the Internet of Elephants team actually have similarly interesting stories, including Jake Manion, the product leader who served as creative director of Aardman Animation for six years. Aardman is the studio behind such well-known animations as Super Invincible Dog and Little Sheep Sean.
Shah argues that the game has three main protective elements: first, it creates a link between players and the environmental groups they work with to give people a better understanding of what environmental groups are actually doing;
The game hasn’t yet made a profit and it will continue to be available for free, but Shah hopes to add some revenue-generating elements as development continues and multiplayer features are added.
This game is a miracle of connecting and educating a new generation of nature conservation through the latest technology tools and gameplay.
“We want to make wildlife a positive and exciting topic, a topic of daily conversation among millions of people who are not currently connected to conservation. We want Fio, Buka, Chilli and Aida (the orangutans, chimps, gorillas and gibbons mentioned above) to be celebrities, just like Kim Kardashian, Macy and Donald Trump,” Shah says. “