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New interactive app-based gaming experience lands at Sci-Port
Mixed reality sci-fi game fosters an interest in STEM subject matter for kids
 
Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017
by Tara Burton

Digital Howard Inc. (www.digitalhoward.com) has launched the installation of Terracosm, an original interactive app-based sci-fi gaming experience built around fundamental STEM concepts, created by Digital Howard Inc. The experience officially opens at Sci-Port Discovery Center Thursday, June 1.  

Terracosm is an app-based mobile game for Android and iOS devices, propelled by a comic book style narrative, where the differing laws of science in neighboring alternate universes are starting to have a serious impact on earth. Players locate augmented and virtual reality triggers called “TerraPorts” that are scattered throughout the science center, which allow them to virtually access these alternate universes and play 3D mixed (augmented and virtual) reality mini-games in order to complete the mission, which has been built around three fundamental STEM concepts: flight and thermals, friction and energy.

Using these new technologies, players will be able to travel to alternate universes, fly through their landscapes, interact with their inhabitants and escape perilously close calls, all without ever leaving Sci-Port.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Sci-Port as one of the first centers in the U.S. to make Terracosm available to their visitors.” said Jarrett Sherman, president of Digital Howard. “Our mission is to inspire this generation of kids to get interested in the STEM fields, using an immersive, narrative-driven game world, much like Star Trek in the 60’s inspired a generation to take a life‐long interest in the sciences. Terracosm achieves this by marrying incredible AR and VR mobile technology with STEM-based concepts, producing a package that children will love, available exclusively for science centers.”

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About Sci-Port Discovery Center

Sci-Port Discover Center is a 92,000 square-foot science and entertainment center made up of Louisiana’s Science and Space Center, Power of Play Children’s Museum (POP) and Louisiana’s only IMAX® Dome Theatre. LSSC includes over 200 hands-on exhibits, interactive programs and demonstrations and the Sawyer Space Dome Planetarium. POP is a kid-sized Shreveport-Bossier where kids ages 8 and under can learn through the power of play. The IMAX® Dome Theatre immerses guests in award-winning films through state-of-the-art technology. Center accolades include Best Science Attraction for Kids in Louisiana, Attraction of the Year in Louisiana, and one of Parents magazine top ten science centers in the nation. Sci-Port is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers, the Association of Children’s Museums and the LA Space Consortium. The Center is located at 820 Clyde Fant Parkway on the downtown Shreveport Riverfront. For information regarding hours, IMAX® showings or special programs, call (318) 424-3466, toll free at (877) 724-7678 or visit sciport.org

Tara Burton, 318-424-8678, 205-331-7804, tburton@sciport.org


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