GameDesk tours its new “SCIENCE OF FLIGHT” Roadshow
GameDesk and Syyn Labs collaborated on a new, embodied version of GameDesk’s AERO! game, transforming it from a stand-alone iPad app to a fully immersive, multi-sensory flight simulator experience. Nicknamed “The Science of Flight”, this creation puts the player into the game by utilizing a custom-built Albatross Wing controller and 18 Dyson Bladeless fans. Together they replicate the effects of wind on an albatross’ wings, allowing the player to actually feel what it’s like to be a bird in flight.
“The Aero Experience” debuted on April 28th at the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival Finale Expo in Washington, DC with new GameDesk collaborator, Eric Gradman of Syyn Labs hosting the show. The game teaches the core forces of flight- Gravity, Lift, Thrust and Drag- as the player was experiencing them, revealing the science of aerodynamics to kids as young as 5 years old. After the show, eager game testers lined up at both the GameDesk and AT&T booth to try out the game for themselves.
“The Science of Flight” will next be seen again on the Innovation Stage at the Maker Faire in San Matteo, California on May 19th-20th.
Images from the 2nd USA Science and Engineering Festival Finale Expo: