Imagination lies just beyond reason in the endless space of possibility. Embracing the challenge of creating a space when children can see their imagination at play by blending reality and virtual reality, Fun Brand’s, an international family entertainment enterprise, approached Balance Studios to create a new gaming systems based on Balance’s proprietary volumetric Augmented Reality gaming platform ARena.
The result?!?! Imagination Zone!
Imagination Zone is a new, imaginative Augmented Reality gaming system that immerses kids within a live, motion-enabled, 360-degree gaming experience where they physically interact with the game, the characters, and environment. There are no special glasses, printed images or mobile devices required. Instead, players see themselves, on a large, high-resolution video display where the custom designed and 3D animated games get the kids moving and grooving all while interacting with each other and the virtual world.
The gaming system lets players bash balloons, tag a triceratops, and dance with some dazzling flamingos. To make the gaming experience the best it can be from purchase to play, Balance created the entire gaming platform, all games, customizable game management queue and an integrated website account system, which all sync together, allowing franchise owners to purchase games directly from the gaming platform. The gaming system comes with the capability to purchase any of the five games directly from the system or by logging into the owner account at ImaginationZone.net.
Oh-and as exciting – the Dinosaur and Flamingo game characters are licensed from Balance Studios’ partner company Believe Animation!
The Imagination Zone Library currently consists of 5 games with expandability on the horizon.
Dino Ball Bash:a three-level game, allowing up to four players. Players stand in their designated colored lanes, working to pop as many colored balloons and bubbles as they can in the allotted time. Pop the star to get STAR POWER extra points. The player with the highest score wins!
Dino Tag: up to three players compete for the highest score. Players select which dino they want to tag and when their dino pops up out of its hole, the players run to tag it. The score board tracks how many times each dino is tagged. For the Grand Finale – The dino tagged the most will b displayed as an animated gold star, wearing “hero” to celebrate the win.
Dino Band Jam: Have a blast jamming along with the Dino Sorin' band, in Dino Band Jam, as magical objects and instruments appear and disappear. And…watch for the spectacular, fun, and unexpected, rainbow explosions and more!
Flamingo Sports Mania: is a multi-level gaming experience. Players enter their designated colored lane and work to kick, slap, and hit the various beach balls and soccer balls the Fantastic Flamingos toss. When the tee’d up football appears, players can kick it for extra points.
Flamingo Dance Party: combines the original Simon game, where players have to match color combinations as the game-play and speed progresses, and the moves and grooves of dances from multiple eras. This 3-level Augmented Reality game has entertaining and uber recognizable party music themes from the 1950s, 1980s, and 1990s. The Fantastic Flamingoes demonstrate the dance moves and then the players replicate the moves and color combinations themselves. As each level progresses, the Flamingo’s dance combinations speed up and change to increase the challenge and excitement