In July 2011, PO-MO developed an interactive environment for the Winnipeg Fringe Festival. This challenging project included an online component, and an on site interactive environment (at our office).
Children created animals on the website (impossibleanimalzoo.com) and were given a QR code to print out. Each animal was unique, had a personality, and ate a certain kind of food.
The code was scanned on-site, and released the child's animal into a motion-reactive scene. Shy animals ran away from children, and curious animals followed them around.
Children could play a game to feed the animals. If an animal ate food it liked, it showed a happy face. If it ate food it didn't like, it made a 'yucky' face.
This installation, targeted at children 5-10 years of age, is available for short and long term installations, and can be completely customized with themed assets.
All assets and animals were created by Jocelyne Le Leannec, an intern from St. Boniface College in Winnipeg.
Special thanks to the Webster family and the Winnipeg Kid's Fringe for their enthusiastic participation in this project.