Shimao Smurfs GameChanger: Swamp AdventureDream City, Shanghai

Lagotronics Projects supplied a second GameChanger to the Shimao Group. Shimao Group was the first global customer to implement this new dark ride concept by Lagotronics Projects. Now, a few years later, this concept has proved its worth many times over and Shimao Group has once again opted for the GameChanger, as one of the top attractions at ‘Dream City’, the fully Smurf-themed amusement park. Similarly, the GameChanger is also completely themed, based on the adventures of the Smurfs! The attraction was developed in cooperation with IMPS, the licensor of the Smurfs IP.

Swamp Adventure
Swamp Adventure is one of the many rides in the indoor part of the Smurf theme park – Smurfs Village. The entire theme park was designed based on the Smurfs’ adventures. The scenery throughout the park, is scaled from a Smurf’s perspective.

The GameChanger is one huge swamp adventure, where visitors have to help the Smurfs escape the clutches of Gargamel and his evil cat Azraël… and they must free the poor Smurfs who have already been captured. In short, visitors are completely immersed in this exciting and challenging game!

This rotating dark ride has four different interactive game scenes, developed by Lagotronics Projects. The unique thing about these game scenes is that, instead of playing the game in a static scene, a moving camera perspective is used. In other words, it makes visitors feel as if they are moving through the scene, it is as if they are floating on a raft through the swamp. This makes the ride experience extremely dynamic!

The total ride package
We delivered Swamp Adventure from drawing table to installation, which includes the storyline, ride design, rotating platform with seats, interactive shooters, software, game development, audio, video, lighting, show control and theming.

Lagotronics Projects’ high-end interactive technology has just one aim: to provide a first-class experience for visitor and park operators! Our interactive systems are developed for faultless and long-term operation in theme parks and other location-based entertainment environments. Lagotronics Projects’ systems are renowned and recommended internationally, because of low maintenance costs and minimum downtime of rides and experiences.

The GameChanger is modular and in many respects can be developed fully in accordance with a customer’s wishes. For example, various configurations are possible, with a variety of dimensions and capacities (225-900 pph). Different options are also available, such as the addition of targets in the scenery, great animatronics, surprising special effects (such as mist, wind or water), score monitors in the seats, custom games and event motion-based seats. In short: the GameChanger offers endless possibilities.

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