Travels in the Great Tree of Life


Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

New Haven, CT

In this interactive touchscreen game, your mission is to help a friendly cat find its home in the branches of the tree of life, learning about the inter-relatedness of species along the way. Each phylogeny question you correctly answer lets you into an elevator that brings you higher and higher up the branches of the tree of life. Once at the top, you are rewarded with a view of a cat paradise!

Project Included:

  • 3D modeling and animation
  • Interactive programming
  • Video production, including chroma keying
  • Content research
  • Custom musical scoring
  • Sound effects
  • Hardware design and installation

Gameplay video:

on touchscreen in exhibit space: