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February 3, 2012

Visitors to the Live Park 4D World Tour wear RFID wristbands that allow the displays to id...

Visitors to the Live Park 4D World Tour wear RFID wristbands that allow the displays to identify them, while Kinect sensors detect their movements, voices, and faces

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New media entertainment company, d'strict, is pushing the concept of virtual reality to a new level with the "Live Park 4D World Tour," a new theme park that recently opened in South Korea. The park is comprised of 65 different attractions over a 10,000 sq. foot (929 sq m) space, which houses several large interactive displays as well as some installation art pieces.

Visitors wear RFID wristbands that allow the displays to identify them, while Kinect sensors detect their movements, voices, and faces. Many of the attractions center around having users create an avatar of themselves that they can interact with and take on a virtual adventure, which is portrayed using 3D video, holograms, and augmented reality technology.

The Live Park 4D World Tour is comprised of 65 different attractions over a 10,000 sq. foo...

Some examples include:

    Ender Mirror: visitors create an avatar of themselves that they can interact with
    Live360: the world's largest interactive 360 degree stereoscopic theatre, where visitors can follow their avatar through an interactive story that has multiple endings
    Live Square: visitors play games with their avatar in a 150-meter (492-foot) wide projection square
    Live Holo: stylish holographic displays created by both domestic and overseas artists
    Syno Star Performance: visitors put on a show with their avatars and holograms on an augmented reality stage
    Mega Live Event: the entire park is turned into a night spot, complete with DJs, events, and performances

Many of the attractions at the Live Park 4D World Tour center around having users create a...

The Live Park 4D World Tour is currently open at the KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, Korea. So far, it's been successful enough to prompt d'strict to extend the time the park will remain open to the public. The company is also now planning to create more permanent installations in China and Singapore and hopes to expand the park overseas.

The Live Park 4D World Tour's creators, d'strict,are planning to create more permanent ins...

Check out the video below to see some of the attractions in action.

Source: Live Park 4D World Tour

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Jonathan Fincher Jonathan grew up in Norway, China, and Trinidad before graduating film school and becoming an online writer covering green technology, history and design, as well as contributing to video game news sites like Filefront and 1Up. He currently resides in Texas, where his passions include video games, comics, and boring people who don't want to talk about either of those things.   All articles by Jonathan Fincher
1 Comment

Can't wait until they bring one here!

Gary Richardson
6th February, 2012 @ 10:53 am PST
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