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CFDC Launches Mobile Game Where Kids “Dig” For Fossils


(left) Corey King, chief executive artist with ZenFri Inc. and (right) Peter Cantelon, executive director of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
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“The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC) in Morden leaped onto the digital stage Thursday morning.

The museum launched an interactive mobile game which gives visitors the chance to collect fossils and create their own “Bruce” while they walk through the museum.

“The idea was to leverage devices that people are already using,” said Peter Cantelon, executive director of the CFDC. Cantelon reached out to a couple of Winnipeg tech companies last summer to start developing an augmented reality game which would allow people to interact with the displays and fossils in a new way.

“it’s about enhancing the experience,” Cantelon said.

The app is free to download on Android and iPhone, which was important to Cantelon, he didn’t want to visitors to pay to enjoy the game.

“What we really want, is a not-for-profit educational, science, and research oriented facility,” he said.

A handful of children were invited to try out the game yesterday for the launch, providing the game’s first user trials and reviews.

One student, Annabelle Wiebe, enjoyed the game and wanted to share it with her friends. She also plans to download the game on her parents’ phones so she can play again.

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Lurdes Fonseca

Assistant Professor and Researcher at University of Lisbon
Sociologist (PhD), Paleontologist (Researcher in Micropaleontology), Majors in Sociology and Biology, Minor in Geology. Main interests in Paleontology: Microfossils, Molecular fossils, Paleobiology and Paleoecology. (read more about me)