Technology works its magic in park
GO Edwards Park has been transformed into a digital fantasy land for Parks Week 2017 after the Town of Victoria Park partnered with Parks and Leisure Australia to try the new Magical Park app.
Geo AR Games created the app, which turns a normal urban city park into a digital fantasy land playground and the Burswood park will be occupied by kids and families using it until March 12.
With a mobile device and the free app, under-utilised spaces, parks or playgrounds can become an exciting and engaging world for children and families to explore, creating a blended virtual world seen through their screens once they enter the boundaries of the magical park.
Geo AR Games chief executive Melanie Langlotz said the company wanted to revolutionise the way the public saw technology.
“Geo AR Games is leading the charge in geospatial augmented reality, an innovative new concept that combines the great outdoors with mobile gaming,” she said.
"Kids get to interact and explore a fantasy world where they have to herd kittens, run away from the bad fairy or come face-to-face with a giant T-Rex – all in a local park using a smart phone or tablet.”
Victoria Park Mayor Trevor Vaughan said the Town embraced technology and encouraged children to get active and enjoy their time outside.
Lewis Cade and other local students have fun with the new app.