Stage 2 is currently developing a Virtual Science Lab (VSL) tablet application for the US Department of Education’s National Assessment of Educational Progress, an authentic and engaging means of assessing 8th grade students’ knowledge and skills in science and engineering through a first-person interactive virtual laboratory.
Opening in 2019, a new $100 million facility will become the home of the state museum of Washington. The building is now complete, but the collection of 16 million artifacts has not yet moved in. Stage 2 staff built a VR experience for the new Burke, captivating donors with a sense of scale in the new space including a lifelike model of a massive Columbian Mammoth.
The Pacific Science Center in Seattle wanted to breathe new life into an old exhibit. Stage 2 built a tablet-based AR experience that overlays virtual 3D content on a real world scene. The result was a cost-effective update to an existing exhibit, attracting new visitors after a relatively short development period.
The Space Science Institute (SSI) and Stage 2 are teaming up to create an extraordinarily realistic simulation of a mission to Mars. This immersive experience will deliver the largest explorable area of Mars to-date, including the grand Valles Marineris canyon, and the icy polar regions.
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Each year, the NORAD Tracks Santa Web Site receives nearly nine million unique visitors from more than 200 countries and territories around the world. As a NORAD Tracks Santa® Program Team Member, Stage 2 designed and developed a game called “Eagle Eye” that connected visitors with the mission of NORAD, the bi-national organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America.
A little science, a little fiction… a lot of fun! Stage 2 developed and published the video game Lifeless Planet, now a hot-selling indie title on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. This sci-fi game promotes interest in space exploration and science, and is also available on Steam, the #1 PC/Mac game platform.