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As the lead agency of Dumont Media Group – one of the largest media companies in Germany – DEMODERN has developed a completely new type of exhibition at the Port of Hamburg ... plus DEMODERN is an exhibitor at UPDATE-19-BERLIN

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Discovery Dock - Interactive micro amusement park

As lead agency for Dumont Media Group – one of Germany’s largest media companies, we developed a completely new type of immersive, permanent exhibition at the Port of Hamburg. One that uses innovative technologies to take visitors from all over the world, to those areas of the port they wouldn’t normally have access to. After just 9 months of agile project development, the Discovery Dock theme park opened to the general public at the heart of Hamburg’s Hafencity – right next to the Elbphilharmonie. Developing not just a forward thinking business model, but a unique live experience.

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Demodern is one of Germany’s leading digital agencies. Since 2008, it has been designing and developing digital communication for all sectors. Its international team of specialists works passionately and collaboratively on digital solutions – from websites, mobile apps, store & event installations to virtual and augmented reality applications. The goal: to create high-quality, digital communication that makes an impact. We are delighted and honored to welcome DEMODERN as an exhibitor at UPDATE-19-BERLIN.

Demodern, based in Cologne and Hamburg, was founded in 2008 by Kristian Kerkhoff and Alexander El-Meligi. The partners, who previously worked as creative and art directors, decided – after many years of working in the digital sector – to turn their own concept of a digital agency into a reality: with a new workflow, high quality standards, uncomplicated processes and respectful and mutually-trusting client relations. Today, the team of more than 75 creative digital specialists is proud of its noteworthy clients, large number of successfully completed projects and domestic and international awards.

An interactive, future-forward permanent exhibition that brings the Port of Hamburg virtually to life using state-of-the-art virtual reality technologies and a unique choreography of mixed reality, projection mapping, and real-time data: Together with Dumont, the multiple award-winning experts from Demodern – Creative Technologies conceived and realized a unique live experience: the Discovery Dock.

Aimed at presenting “The unseen perspectives of Hamburg’s port” along with unique experiences, two Demodern teams from the Hamburg office teamed up with the client and countless partners from the areas of economics, politics and science to develop the Discovery Dock micro amusement park. For which the teams conducted extensive research into the inner workings of the port. The Discovery Dock was officially opened in a ceremony on 13 May, 2019, by Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg – right in the heart of Hamburg's Hafencity, directly adjacent to the Elbphilharmonie.

The Discovery Dock conveys the multifaceted nature of the Port of Hamburg on an interactive adventure trail accompanied by ambient light and realistic sound. For the detailed conception of the experience, the team chose individual station installations that supported this creative roof and story. Ranging from an immersive audiovisual installation to 4K projection mapping of real-time port data on a huge 3D port model which is the heart of the experience. On seven further stations, groups can deepen their knowledge of industry, nature and business thanks to mixed and virtual reality experiences, and interactive installations. The Discovery Dock shows how it is to work in the port in authentic portraits of employees, visitors can go eye-to-eye with life under the surface of the river Elbe – reconstructed in 3D, built-in Unreal Engine, and feel ship movements by using real-time data. In addition, visitors can become the crane operator of a container bridge or climb onto a basket lift and navigate around one of the largest dry docks in Europe, where a ship is being repaired. In the experience finale, visitors are taken on a journey to an imagined future world.

“With the Discovery Dock as an interactive on-site experience, a micro amusement park has been created, providing unprecedented perspectives and insights of the Port of Hamburg and which make it an unforgettable event for tourists and locals because of its new, playful and engaging interactions,” Alexander El-Meligi, Managing Partner and Creative Director at Demodern explains. For Demodern micro amusement parks are spatial installations that are aiming primarily the entertainment of the guests, eliciting enthusiasm and, moreover, communicating educational and informative content in a playful and effective manner. “And that’s exactly what we want to achieve with the installations of the Discovery Dock,” Alexander El-Meligi says. Together with the client, he and his Hamburg team are responsible for the overall concept of Discovery Dock and have developed the entire experience in close cooperation with the DuMont project team.

 

21.10.2019  •  Events NEWS

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PHYGITAL GAMING ZONE for ROYAL CARIBBEAN – DEMODERN conceives and programs the high-performance gaming area

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Royal Caribbean - Phygital Gaming Zone

For the world's largest cruise line company "Royal Caribbean International" we created Sasu's Mystical Quest - a one-of-a-kind underwater adventure gaming room with custom-designed controllers and a themed interior onboard one of their newest and most innovative cruise ships, "Spectrum of the Seas". As the little shaman Sasu, players are able to explore the depths of the ocean and unravel its secrets with the help of mystical friendly animals.

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An interactive video game on one of the largest cruise ships in the world: With Sasu’s Mystical Quest, Demodern – Creative Technologies realized an exciting, entertaining and technically innovative game adventure for Royal Caribbean International, Miami. Sasu’s Mystical Quest can now be experienced on board the latest Royal Caribbean cruise ship Spectrum of the Seas, which sails exclusively in Asia. The mandate for conception, creation and development of the game was secured by Demodern in an international pitch.

And this is how the game works: On an LED balance board custom made by Demodern, up to four players simultaneously control the main character of the game, Sasu, through his mission in the deep sea. To achieve the highest possible score, the players must balance their weight moving left to right, jumping up and down, collecting gems in the classic jump 'n' run manner, and avoiding obstacles.

Elaborately developed, animated fish swarms, plants and animals in 3D bring the underwater world to life. For example, magical creatures help the player, or Sasu, on his mission – as long as he locates them in the depths of the sea. But dangers are also lurking: If Sasu gets caught in the tentacles of an octopus, for example, the player has to shake until Sasu is free again.

A leaderboard always shows the current high score to be broken. In addition, disabled guests can immerse themselves in the world of Sasu’s Mystical Quest with a barrier-free version that allows the player to control the character with the help of a specially developed controller.

Demodern is responsible for the idea, concept as well as design and technical implementation of the video game developed entirely in the Unity 3D game engine.

 
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