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Studio360.Pro panoramic photography featured in new interactive game, "Wonderground", from General Electric

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Studio360.Pro panoramic photography featured in new interactive game,

Last September, I was subcontracted to take a series of panoramas in Boston. At the time I was given very little information about how the images were to be used and who the client was. It was very hush, hush and all I was told was that the images would be used in an on-line treasure hunt. Each pano location specified an object which needed to be captured in the scene. 

I shot about 75 panoramic locations over the course of two weekends. My family accompanied me and we had a lot of fun just finding the locations and objects specified. We also took in a Red Sox game and I shot this panorama of Fenway Park freehand. http://studio360.pro/panos/Richard/RedSox/ 
 
During the shoot it didn't take us long to realize that there was a pattern to the locations specified. Each location and object had some connection of either historical or scientific significance. In fact many of those connections related directly to General Electric and their many products and discoveries. Some of the locations specified were on college campuses, including MIT and Boston University. Other locations included the Boston Commons, Downtown, Chinatown, Harborwalk, Fenway and Copley Square.
 

I emailed GE for permission to post a screenshot but have no reply yet. You'll have to see it for yourself.
 
From the Wonderground website: "Wonderground by GE is a multi-platform game on iOS and the web that lets people explore cities like never before. Both online and in the real-world, this modern day treasure hunt allows players to embark on missions in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and uncover discoveries about technology, history and innovation. See what others miss with Wonderground by GE."
 
It is very gratifying to see my work incorporated into such a cutting edge multimedia creation. Experience the game for yourself and explore cities in real life using your iPad or virtually from your home computer. Check out GE Wonderground at http://gewonderground.com.
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