Tech­nol­ogy works its magic in park

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

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.

Picture: Matt Jelonek­mu­ni­ d466018

Lewis Cade and other lo­cal stu­dents have fun with the new app.

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