Pollinator Park is a crossover between a zoo, theme park, an interactive museum and a crystal ball: fun, educational, and emotionally engaging. As a park visitor in 2050, unravel the story of its founder Beatrice Kukac, try your hand at pollination, shop for groceries in a pollinator and nature deprived world, and find out how you can help avoid this possible future Step into this beautiful virtual reality about the ugly future we could face without pollinating insects.
Library of Realities.com review. Pollinator Park is an eco-habitat from the year 2050. An imagined place created to illustrate a cautionary message that addresses human impact on our surroundings in a particular environment. Funded by the European Commission this experience's goal is to improve awareness of Earth's dwindling population of insect pollinators, why it's happening and what we can do about it.
Step inside this large architectural virtual creation which feels more like a museum than an agricultural nursery, and walk through a series of atria and rooms as the program reveals its narrative arc. Visitors are presented with a variety of exhibits from windowed and 360-degree surround videos to animated models that you can hold in your hand, and scenes that the program invites you to interact with.
Each scene focuses on a different aspect of the message and the viewer's attention is held by presenting them in many different ways. Diary pages of a naturalist narrator can be picked as a kind of mini-game as you progress through the journey, and is required in order to unlock the doors of the last scene, which rewards visitors with a spectacular interactive diorama.
Pollinator Park is best explored either standing up or seated in a swivel chair. Teleportation style of locomotion is the only way to navigate the halls of this virtual museum and for some reason the designers chose not to include a button that would allow you to rotate your view in place. Engaging the teleport function is harder than it should be, but it doesn't take too much effort to work around this.
Pollinator Park is a pleasant experience with a natural ambiance and sends an important message. The entire experience lasts around 30 minutes, and we recommend it to inquisitive people of all ages.
✅ High quality museum-like tour. ✅ Provides a variety of different experiences. ✅ Gets its message across without being preachy ❌ Clumsy teleportation movement.
Well Done and Educational. I'm always leery of any ecological/environmental messages; the gist is often a thinly-veiled international scheme to kill off half of humanity, ostensibly to save some grub from extinction. I didn't get that vibe from this application. Admittedly, I skimmed through some of the stuff and, thus, may have missed evidence of a nefarious secret plot by our heartless reptilian overlords. From what I saw, however, it was an interesting and well-implemented interactive presentation about the pollination process, its implications for mankind, and what individuals can do to help facilitate pollination in their own backyards. It was creatively presented as a tour of a futuristic pollination center. The visuals, animations, etc. were all decent. Overall, it was well optimized, but I experienced intermittent stutters (pretty jarring in VR) when clicking on certain things or moving to new areas of the map. I also had occasional problems teleporting. Some interactive parts of the map appear to be set up to snap the user to a specific point. I sometimes found myself unintentionally ending up in those points while trying to go elsewhere. Despite these hiccups, I really enjoyed Pollinator Park and would recommend it.
Good museum. The positive: It is well done. Good music
The negative: I wish I could skip the intro and that the application exit automatically at the end. I also wish more explications on the different species of bees, a map where you can find each species, the anatomy of a bee, the various job of bees, etc... Finally, the exhibit with price tag was quite boring as the only one working was the toilet paper. I could not figure out how to activate and see the price of other food. The quiz should explain the answers too.
Wonderful experience, which makes u act! Wow, so blessed with such an amazing production, bringing 6DoF into VR storytelling is amazing. You can walk and discover all areas at your own pace, you start to understand the importance of various flying insects, not just bees for our natures ecosystem and I started acting buy buying hives for bees directly. I cannot imagine eating space food in 2080 and didn't realize that 1/3rd of our food chain relies on pollinators... WOW THANKS FOR INFORMING ME, and hopefully many others on this pleasant experience about some facts we were not thought in school.
Great educational app. Played on Quest 1. Good graphics and educational app about the importance of bees for this planet. I love the details like taking a flower and seeing an insect flying to it. Very well done. Question to the developer: Could you add a seated option ?
Excellent presentation and educational. First, thank you development team of the great VR learning app. I enjoyed it. Please continue to add more content and functions (able to zoom to view objects closer). Camera take photos and write note if possible. Thank you
Stunning and impactful. Visually stunning and technically impressive on the Quest 1. You're guided through the (beautifully narated) story even though you have the feeling you're exploring. And... I've learned the perfect excuse not to mow the lawn.
すごいですね。 細部までよくできています。 しかも、無料で。
wow quite impressive. The detals are great, its just done really well, and its free.