Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Let the Games Begin

Fiasco Design has created a custom made interactive map for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This pictorial map is dotted with information about the major sporting venues and interesting facts about some of Rio's major landmarks.

Rio 2016 also contains a couple of very strange little games. The first game is a gruesome treasure hunt. The dismembered body parts of a man have been hidden around the map. Your job is to help the police by discovering the hidden limbs. The other game involves finding a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who is hiding somewhere on this map of Rio.

Aside from the poor taste and judgement of these two treasure hunt games the map does include some nice touches. I like the animated features on the map, such as the cable cars, flying parrots and the yachts in the sea. I also like the use of sound effects, which are attached to some of the map markers.

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