After 2+ years of internal development and R&D we’re proud to release an Early Access version of Space-Time Adventure Tours to the world (specifically the Seattle area).
October 21st 1962 marked the end of the spectacular Seattle World’s Fair, the Century 21 Expo. Now that we’re almost a quarter of the way into the “real” 21st century, we thought it was high-time we brought their bold vision of the 21st century into…the 21st century. Today Fair Worlds is proud to release the Early Access version of Space-Time Adventure Tours to the world (specifically the Seattle area).
Space-Time Adventure Tours is a location-specific, mobile app that transforms a user’s phone into a “Walkie-Talkie Time Machine™.” The experience combines curated archival media with AR-enhanced interactive elements for a fun and comedic adventure which is also a short history lesson in disguise.
The team has been working on and off on this project since March 2020 and is over the moon to get this early version into people’s hands. It started as our “pandemic project” when all we could do was go on walks outside. We used it as a test bed for R&D on new AR based technologies, and were pleased to land on Niantic's Light Ship ARDK - the same technology that powers Pokémon Go.
Accessibility plays an important role in this project, and Fair Worlds is proud to partner with Andy Slater, a Chicago-based media artist, sound designer, teaching artist, and disability advocate to ensure that the experience is just as compelling and immersive for sighted users as non-sighted users. Andy is composing original music and immersive soundscapes as well as leading our accessibility efforts.
We’re so proud of what we’ve created (and continue to refine) to push the boundaries of immersive, location-based experiences. We’re thrilled to explore what the future has to offer the past.
We look forward to seeing you in 1962, Time Cadets, and sharing updates on our future adventures.
Please submit user feedback to STAT at Fairworlds.com