A few days ago, I pulled up the Windows Store on my HoloLens and saw a few new applications. One that caught my attention was Oriental Museum, which lets you explore China's Forbidden City, and the other one is very similar free demo app called Secrets of Ancient Egypt by Link Development.
Secrets of Ancient Egypt
This application is a demonstration of what virtual exhibits in a museum could be like. This experience is very simple in scope, relatively short, but looks great! See for yourself in my video below. I apologize if my head movement is a bit harsh at moments... I have been out of practice making these videos.
After a short splash screen, what appears to be a doorway of sorts appears. After a quick air tap, the doorway transitions into a tomb of Anubis, and a narration begins telling information about the old Egyptian god. It was nice to see the ancient architecture sitting in my living room.
- Great-looking 3D modeling and use of particle systems.
- Good mood-setting ambiance.
- Taught me things I did not know.
- Using voice synthesis for voiceover work never sounds right.
- There should have been a bit more interaction.