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Rocketbox Design

Fleet Air Arm Museum

A touching interactive game experience

Working with the curators at National Museum of the Royal Navy together we have created a touching interactive game experience that illustrates the difficulty of defending the UK against the attack of Zeppelins during World War 1.

Fleet Air Arm Museum based in Yeovilton, Somerset represents the Royal Navy In the Air. With four exhibition halls, over ninety aircraft and over 2 million records and 30 thousand artefacts the Museum is Europe’s largest naval aviation Museum.

Our gameplay puts the operator in-charge of a Sopwith Baby, whereby you are on a mission to seek and destroy enemy Gotha GV aircraft and eventually destruction of the Zeppelin using rockets. The game is historically accurate visually and the gameplay of firing machine guns (limited ammo and re-load time) and rockets limited to six (as per original sopwith) randomly fired and the inaccuracy has been represented in the code of the game. See here 

As part of the ‘Fighting back against the Zeppelins’ exhibition including a replica Sopwith Baby aircraft complete with representations of the Le Prieur rockets that were used against the Zeppelins, the aircraft help tell the story of the fight back against this gigantic enemy in the sky.

Rocketbox has already produced large format graphics and interpretation panels as part of this exhibition. We have also worked on smaller information touch-screens developing UX (User Experience) point destinations for easy and accessible information for the aircraft on display.

All gameplay, graphics, functionality and developemnt work was created in-house by Rocketbox.

The game itself is operated by a 48” capacitive multi-touch screen, offering ultimate performance in line with modern expectations. The screen is robust enough to withstand a public environment where it is used daily.