The universe of the video games prompt in parks

News 18 December, 2017
    A first module of the company’s Go-Momentum, called Ugo, will be tested at the primary school Saint-Michel, in the area of Sainte-Foy.

    Catherine Bouchard

    Monday, 18 December 2017 16:10

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    The business of outdoor game Go-Élan is launching an all-new module of entertainment that incorporates the universe of the video game.

    A first module, called Ugo, will be tested at the primary school Saint-Michel, in the area of Sainte-Foy. Go-Élan hopes to find five “clients-ambassadors”, in order to test the new game valued at$80,000, respectively.

    “We want to see what kids like,” says Carolyne Gagné, president of Go-forward Momentum. For the first backlog of orders, Go-Momentum offers five modules of the game and expects to improve the product by following.

    The operation of Ugo is very simple. The game structure is connected to a main terminal through the embedded sensors strategically around the park where it is installed.

    Buttons, speakers, and an LED display are activated and the children move in a kind of journey that can last for about 2 minutes. “The park becomes quite literally a big game controller,” says Steve Couture, co-chair at Go-Momentum and the co-founder of the company of video games, Frima Studio.

    The students of the school Saint-Michel have tested the “the conquest of The swamp”, but the possibility of games is infinite, assures Mr. Couture.

    A single game can accommodate forty children, and the module is designed to last twenty years. The company is targeting cities and school boards as clients.

    “We are in talks with several cities and school boards. We have also been approached,” says the president of the company, who did not want to give too much information about possible future orders. No module of the five available is not officially sold.

    For the moment, the city has not approached the company. “I think it’s coming,” was brought forward by Ms. Gagné.