1. Introduction
2. Vocabulary: Zone
3. Background
4. Structure
5. Target audience
6. Development strategy
7. Game components
8. Software architecture
9. Hardware architecture
10. Hacks and bugs
11. Design considerations
12. Flexibility
13. Future entertainment
Site: Utrecht
Metamorphosis of Zone
Links and media
Total deZign
Contact


Zone Exploration


Weclome to the Zone Exploration website!

This site was raised to give a detailed explaination of an exiting new idea developed by Total DeZign company. In it's core lies a blend between virtual reality of the computer games and the real world, but the final product is 100% real.

The project proposes conversion of non-functioning industrial sites into sophisticated entertainment complexes of a new type. The main attraction of the entertainment complex is a Game Maze with elements of virtual reality implemented in the real world environment.

Site structure:

The project explaination is divided into chapters (from 1 - Introduction to 13 - Future), and there are additional materials in the Appendix section.

The additional materials include Metamorphosis of Zone, the Master degree theoretical work of Nataly Gorodetsky-Engel on which the Zone Exploration is partly based, Video section giving a rough representation of the game action in real environment and other materials.


Utrecht site

The project was implemented in Netherlands at Utrecht Cereol site and you may look at the plans in the Site: Utrecht section. Unfortunately, the site was recently (2008) demolished in favour of living quarters. This seem to be a common faith for this type of sites and our project will try to preserve these unique oasises of industrial past that disappear from our cities.

Copyrights

The idea wes registered with Benelux office of intellectual property in 2007 and may not be used, reproduced or transmitted, in whole or in part, in any form or by any means, without the prior permission of the Total DeZign company.

We're interested in promoting the project so if you like the idea and want to join forces with us we will be glad to hear from you.






Abandoned Soya factory, Utrecht, Netherlands.







Zone Exploration game simulation - interactive device, 2007





A short video simulation of the Zone Exploration Game.

The video was shot in 2007 in a cellar of Aorta Architectural association, Utrecht, Netherlands.



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