Deep Sea Discovery is an augmented reality game based on physical exploration. The game is included in the Otronicon 2016 event app, and the physical installation is located at the Orlando Science Center. Players explore the physical space of the Orlando Science Center in order to collect creatures, learn about different sea zones, and earn badges. The game uses iBeacons to track a visitor's location throughout the building. An iBeacon is a general term for a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) device. They commonly are small devices, about one to two inches in diameter, and when they come into the general area of a user’s phone or Bluetooth-enabled device (assuming the user has given the app permission to use iBeacons), they will give the phone a notification. You can read more about the Otronicon event app HERE. Download the game for Android HERE.
- Orlando Science Center