Mobile Application Mykonos Giant’s Hunt


Municipality of Mykonos, aiming to enhance the experience of tourists and vistors of the Island.

In this project MOPTIL combined ancient myths and cutting-edge Augmented Reality technology to create a unique experience, in the form of a mobile video game that allows its users to fight with Giants from Greek Mythology.

The application allows the user to battle 6 notorious giants (Alcyoneus, Enceladus, Gaia, Ephialtes, Klytios, Evrymedon) from the Greek myths and learn useful information about them. Each one has specific abilities that will correspond to the powers that they had according to legend. The user takes on the role of the mighty hero Heracles and is tasked with defeating each giant with his bow. The Giants themselves are a part of the Gigantomachy, a big part of Greek mythology where the Gods fought against the giants to establish themselves as the higher power.

“Mykonos Giant’s Hunt” application will be available for smartphones and tablets, in Android and iOS, and will allow users to experience the fights in the real world and use the position of their devices to outmaneuver the enemy and prevail. This is achieved by using the POSE system (position and orientation) of the device in the real world which permits the location of the giants as 3D objects to stay at the correct position throughout any rotation or movement of the user’s device.

The 3D models of the giants have been carefully designed to represent the unique powers that each of them had, while remaining faithful to the appearance of the average Greek warrior as guided and supervised by the archeologist Katerina Servi. The application also targets specific areas of Mykonos for users to explore but can be experienced from anywhere in the world.

The application can also be used as a method to bridge the gap between supplementary education through gamification and innovative technologies that can be adapted to a new standard of teaching, from a distance or even locally, on site. It is MOPTIL’s vision to explore new techniques and combine them with the culture sector to provide a customized and more enjoyable method of learning.

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