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Solve four lighthearted and quirky mysteries in the immersive AR experience, Diorama Detective. Use clues to crack the case by placing objects and people in a diorama where they were when the crime took place. Uncover what really happened by utilizing AR to explore strange angles and out-of-sight areas and capture photos for evidence. Collect your photographic evidence on the board and untangle the facts to piece together the story and uncover what really happened.
Built from the ground up for AR, Diorama Detective allows for intuitive movement and exploration for all skill levels. Use the phone as the controller to move around and physically re-create the scene to reveal what’s really taking place in the Gold Beach neighborhood. What makes a kid think his dog is a werewolf, who is sabotaging the magician, and how does this all tie together?
Studio Cypher specializes in educational and medical games, leveraging motion tracking to add game mechanics to physical therapy and improve outcomes. With ARKit, the team was inspired to tap into their expertise and create an experience that capitalized on engagement, positivity, and movement. They focused on building an AR game with intuitive controls that was heavily immersive and appealing.
The team also wanted to push the boundaries of the status quo. Most AR games currently on the App Store take place on a flat surface, whereas Diorama Detective encourages movement and exploration. Further, most AR mystery games are heavily entrenched in violence, but Diorama Detective is quirky and family friendly, making it ideal for all ages.
Prototype Designer, Trailer editor
Character Designer, Illustrator
Based on presskit() by Rami Ismail