Curious history fanatics may enjoy visiting museums, conducting library and online research, as well as watching documentaries to learn about the past, but advances in technology are giving us new methods to unearth historical facts in the most imaginative ways possible. This month, the Australian software company Euclideon is set to unveil its ‘Holoverse’ Entertainment Arcade in Southport, Gold Coast. A project funded by the Federal Government, this interactive exhibit is a world first as Euclideon’s cutting edge technology allows you to travel back in time using 3D environments and holographic, lifelike images.
Prior to the proposal of this entertainment centre, the only points of interest in the region that showcased remains, objects and mummified creatures was Queensland Museum which had an Ancient Egypt exhibit back in 2012. Around a year ago, the Museum of Brisbane had a one-day film screening of Cleopatra (1934), the epic drama that detailed the life and loves of the Queen of the Nile. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Holoverse will essentially let visitors play computer games to transport them to a realm where they can watch the pyramids as they’re being built and walk among the mummies. The games will also turn them into characters based on that time period to provide a realistic perspective. Having signed a five-year lease on the Nerang Street commercial property, Holoverse will be one of the Gold Coast’s hottest attractions for next few years or so.
The human fascination with Ancient Egypt is never ending as experts across all industries continue to uncover artifacts and historical tidbits of the era. From museum exhibits to the Mummy movie franchise and Cleopatra inspired gaming titles, our desire to delve into this archaic world is boundless, and if anyone is looking for an entirely new way to experience Ancient Egypt, keep a lookout for the opening of this new Gold Coast attraction.
Other than Ancient Egypt, Euclideon will also launch other holographic worlds such as outer space and the various dinosaur ages in the coming twelve months.