Project:

ZDF – Ocean Worlds

Year:

2010

Client:

ZDF

Location:

Mainz, Germany

Program:

Game

Architect:

Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zürich

Commission:

Direct commission

Idea, Book and Production:

Markus Schaefer, Isabelle Bentz

3D Online Application and Design:

Patrik Svensson, Marcin Ignac, Jorgen Skogmo

Information Graphic Design:

Christoph Frei, CHKY, Bern

3D - Objects:

Gruppe5 Filmproduktion, Cologne; Luxx Studios, Stuttgart

Application development:

shiftcontrol studios, Kopenhagen; Unity Studios, Aarhus

URL:

ozeane3D.zdf.de

Online Application

This online application was prepared for zdf.de to complement the three-part documentary film “Universum der Ozeane “ (The Universe of the Oceans) with Frank Schätzing on ZDF television. Faced with the challenge of developing a simple online feature, Hosoya Schaefer and Shiftcontrol prepared a full-fledged online game in which users explore the underwater world with a dive robot and five different creatures or avatars. Through various missions and explorations in habitats like the polar seas, the open ocean, the kelp forest, or the deep sea, visitors get a glimpse of the complex dependencies that make the oceans such a thriving ecosphere and an important basis for all existence on earth. The application is essentially a large, immersive information graphic that explains systematic relationships in the oceans. It is activated and enlivened by a story and interactive game tasks.

Awards

Red Dot Communication Design Award - Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

iF Communication Design Award - Gold

For the project “Universum der Ozeane” in the category online / offline application.

Design Preis Deutschland

The application "Universum der Ozeane" is nominated for the Design Preis Deutschland.

International Serious Play - Bronze

For the project “Universum der Ozeane”.

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Contact

Zürich office

Flüelastrasse 10 8048 Zürich Switzerland (Google Maps)
T. +41 (0)43 243 6313 F. +41 (0)43 243 6315
office@hosoyaschaefer.com

Kyoto office

Jimukinoueda bldg. 602 21 Sakaimachi Gojo-Takakurakado Shimogyoku Kyoto Japan
T. +81 (0)75 744 1503
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