To keep us busy while we're waiting for the release of the game "Tom Clancy’s The Division", Ubisoft and BETC are releasing "Collapse", an End-of-the-World simulator. Shall we take the highway to Hell?
Based on the apocalyptic story line of Ubisoft's game, Collapse puts you in the shoes of a patient recently infected with a strange illness. A few cold sweats, a high fever, and you're off to the hospital. According to where you choose to go on the map - the real map of your city - the germs you are dousing your fellow citizens with will have more or less dramatic consequences. Because the virus you are carrying might just bring crashing down, one by one, the very pillars of our society.
Chilling and ultra-realistic, Collapse has a lot to teach us. For one thing, to put our sniffles into perspective. For another, the fact that any civilisation is only a few sneezes away from total collapse. Stéphane Xiberras, president and creative director at BETC Paris: "Our goal was to create a personalised experience that plunges the user into the chaotic story line of Tom Clancy's The Division. Working with risk assessment specialists and using real data, the Collapse team gives the user a glimpse of the true fragility of our communities, from Stellenboasch in South Africa to Carlisle in the UK, Bangkok, New York…"
Combining HTLM5 and WebGL to create a unique 3D engine and using over half a million real locations, Collapse offers nothing less than a new kind of online experience. Killer.