The Pollinator

Click Suite // Auckland Museum: The Pollinator from Click Suite on Vimeo.

Using touch-screen technology visitors could tap into a world of pollination.

Auckland Museum and Click Suite took three common New Zealand insects – the honey bee, monarch and native hoverfly – and set them loose in an amazing virtual rose garden. The Pollinator, designed and developed by Click Suite, was an interactive game within the exhibition.

It allowed visitors to tap on a virtual rose which would then attract the nearest flying insect.

Their goal was to pollinate six roses in a row. Achieving this took a bit of knowledge, timing and strategy to ensure their roses would be successfully pollinated every time. To discover which insect was the most effective pollinator, visitors could listen a narrator’s description of each insect while viewing it in crystal-clear 3D.

The never-ending rose garden could also be navigated in spectacular 3-D and allowed visitors to take a peek inside each rose to see the pollinator at work. The large touch-screen allowed visitors to pan and zoom around the gorgeous rose garden with the curious insects following them around as they explored.

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