Introducing Birdly World
Powered by Google Earth
D3D and Somniacs are thrilled to present BIRDLY WORLD, a game-changing experience for the groundbreaking Birdly flight simulator platform. The new feature combines the power of Google Earth VR with the coolest, most buzz-worthy game controller on the planet. Flyers can now drop a pin anywhere on Earth, set the time of day, and experience the exhilaration of free-flying through 3D twinned cities, world wonders, nature destinations or their own backyard.
Built on the intuitive biomechanics of winged flight, Birdly World unlocks custom graphics and gamified features, such as scavenger hunts, infographics, multiplayer modes and Easter Eggs, like in-game portals to new worlds and micro-experiences as alternate avatars. Representing a culmination of years of R&D, Birdly World takes location-based flight simulator experiences to new heights.
“When D3D partnered with Somniacs to launch the Birdly experience into museums nearly seven years ago, we knew full well that the true power of the platform would come to bear when the entirety of the planet was available to explore – every city, every museum’s home turf,” said Don Kempf, President of D3D Cinema. “At last, Birdly World, powered by Google Earth, delivers on the promise of the full Birdly experience. Couple this with the rich and gamified portfolio already available on the platform – Jurassic Flight, Reef Dive, Butterfly, Wingsuit Racer, and more – and Birdly offers the most fun full-body sim on the market.
“The opportunities for Birdly World in the edu-tainment arena are boundless, both for mission programming and private events,” added Mark Katz, Senior Vice President of Distribution. “It’s excellent for exhibit pairings – any topic – world cultures, natural wonders, Egypt, Greece, Pompeii, Mayans, etc. The portability of Birdly allows for offsite promotions – like tradeshows or festivals – to drive traffic and generate tremendous word of mouth. The experience is highly sponsorable, highly customizable. In short, Birdly has always been a special location-based platform…but Birdly World is a whole new ballgame.”
Contact D3D for a customized gameplay sizzle-reel featuring a flight around your city or institution, or to learn more about the technology, operations, user interface, integrated social media tools and terms for rental, lease or purchase.
Darren Durocher, TELUS World of Science
“A GAME CHANGER”
Mara Naiditch, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
“AN AMAZING CROWD-PLEASER… A HOME RUN”
Stephanie Ratcliffe, The Wild Center
“THE BEST SIM ON THE WORLD’S COOLEST CONTROLLER”
Joel Locket, Moody Gardens Aquarium & Convention Center
“BIRDLY IS MONEY, PURE AND SIMPLE”
Megan Williams, The Field Museum
Birdly is a synthesis of haptic engineering, robotics, game design, bio-mechanics, and virtual reality. Unlike the side-effects of conventional VR, Birdly eliminates the nauseating sensory disconnect by taking the rider’s body on the journey in perfect visual, acoustic and gravitational synchronicity. In short, Birdly offers museums an exhilarating, Instagram-friendly, buzzy, revenue-generating attraction, a novel and experiential approach to science storytelling.