Monkeystack produced a suite of engaging and educational interactive learning stations and games for the Marine Discovery Centre, the only coastal and marine educational facility for school-aged students and the broader community in South Australia.
With the support of a Green Adelaide Grassroot grant, we developed six unique experiences delivered on digital touchscreen tables, motion detecting projections and iPads that sparks imagination and encourages curiosity whilst empowering their 8,000+ student and community visitors per year to actively protect South Australia’s iconic coastal and marine environments.
‘Project Space Botany’ is an interactive, educational game app that Monkeystack produced for the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia as a program supported by the Department for Education.
Student groups are challenged to design a biodome that will enable life on Mars, with the key to creating the perfect biodome discovered as they follow a multi-stop physical and in-app interactive trail throughout the iconic indoor rainforest of the Bicentennial Conservatory – with a little assistance from the in-app guide Wat-L Bot.
The City of Adelaide asked us to produce a festive AR experience as a fun, engaging and highly accessible single point of digital contact between Adelaide’s Christmas Festival and visitors to the City of Adelaide.
We created a trail of 14 City of Adelaide Christmas Festival locations, from North Adelaide to the Christmas Village at Tarntanyangga (Victoria Square), and developed it into a gamified AR experience that visitors to the city could easily download to their smartphones and see and play in Adelaide through festive-tinted glasses.
The app is to increase cardiac patient’s education on self-care management, reinforcing information that all patients and their families should know before leaving hospital, as well for nurses to use as a guide to facilitate conversation.
Six Steps to Cardiac Recovery is available to download:
How To. Help Me. Show Me. is an educational skill-building game aimed at children, young adults and adults living with autism.
Developed from first-hand experience, the game takes the user through various scenarios of everyday activities that are second nature to most, but can cause distress to those with autism; such as brushing your teeth and getting your hair cut.
Each scenario is presented to the user through an animated step-by-step process, followed by an interactive game element to repeat the steps in the correct order, enforcing learning through repetition.
The ‘Turning Gray Street Green’ app has three AR points with physical markers located on Gray Street in Adelaide’s CBD, each marker with a QR code for users to scan using their smartphone and be taken directly to their app store to download.
Alignment guide-based AR activations are triggered when the physical markers are scanned through the app, enabling users to experience various key elements of Green Adelaide; from an artist render of what that street will look like in future, to how water sensitive urban design is managed.
“Come Quick, Dots and Diamond. The mummies have come alive!”
Dots & Diamond: The Mysterious Case of the Missing Mummies is a narrative-driven adventure game available on mobile platforms via the Apple iOS and Google PLAY stores. Monkeystack developed and produced the game as our own IP within our Exo Pexo brand of ‘edutainment’ games for young people.
Dots the studious dog and Diamond the playful cat are enjoying some quiet time at home, until they receive a frantic phone call from the Curator at the Museum. The new Egyptian exhibit is due to open tomorrow but the most terrible thing has happened… the mummies have come alive!
Monkeystack was commissioned by 57 Films to produce a 360 Virtual Reality tour of Riverland Wine as part of a South Australian centric collaboration brought to life thanks to the Australian Government’s $50 million Export and Regional Wine Support Package, alongside key stakeholders including Wine Australia, Riverland Wine, University of Adelaide, Martins Brand House and 57 Films.
Riverland on the Verge leads the way as the future of tourism, using VR technology to transport travellers into the heart of South Australia’s iconic Riverlands, inspiring the viewer to make their virtual experience a reality.
Users can experience Riverland on the Verge by simply downloading the free app from your usual App Store and ordering a headset for free from the official Riverland on the Verge site.
Exo Pexo make digital toys for young people that help them learn and explore the world around them through play.
Monkeystack developed and produced the game as our own IP within our Exo Pexo brand of ‘edutainment’ games for young people. We believe that the best learning journeys are the ones that are fun, shared and promote positive educational outcomes.
Discover the full Exo Pexo suite of games:
As part of the Hedonism exhibit at MOD. (Museum of Discovery at the University of South Australia), Monkeystack produced F.A.B.L.E, an AR led experiential game about consent that visitors navigate via a phone app.
Welcome, Operative, to F.A.B.L.E. – aka the Federated Association of Believers, Leaders, and Explorers. Your mission is simple: teleport on board this foreign spaceship and connect with the alien. As you explore this new world, there are protocols to follow. Make sure you check in with the alien as you go, follow the principles of consent, and achieve a two-way flow of information that will benefit both of our races.
Commissioned by MOD., Monkeystack set about creating an AR triggered app-based experience inspired by early 90s game graphics that is played by moving through the room. The experience can best be described as Barbarella meets the Muppets!