Game on at mu­seum

Central Leader - - News -

Chil­dren can ex­pe­ri­ence evo­lu­tion first-hand in a life-size interactive video game at the Auck­land War Me­mo­rial Mu­seum.

Me­ta­zoa pro­vides a jour­ney through chang­ing worlds, where game play­ers can morph their way through dif­fer­ent life forms from the ear­li­est forms of life 500 mil­lion years ago to to­day.

In the game play­ers see images of them­selves as dif­fer­ent species in en­vi­ron­ments which re­spond and change ac­cord­ing to their move­ments and ac­tions.

See the progress from a pro­to­zoa through to marine or­gan­isms, plant an­i­mals, am­phib­ians, di­nosaurs, birds, mam­mals, and imag­i­nary light be­ings — then dis­si­pate back to the be­gin­ning of the evo­lu­tion­ary cy­cle.

The game is de­signed to com­ple­ment the mu­seum’s Dar­win ex­hi­bi­tion. Me­ta­zoa is open from De­cem­ber 22 to March 30.

En­try is free with a Dar­win ex­hi­bi­tion ticket or costs $3 on its own.

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