EU award-winning virtual reality tool Pollinator Park shows what our world would like if we lost insect pollinators. For the World Bee Day, we’ve partnered up with the Delegation of the EU to Montenegro to produce a new version for audiences in the Western Balkans.
Montenegro, a small country on the Balkan peninsula, has some of the richest flora and fauna in Europe and highly diverse ecosystems. The country is home to about 3,250 plant species and an estimated 16,000-20,000 species of insects. But all this, just like elsewhere in Europe and the world, is in danger of disappearing.
Explore the magical world of Pollinator Park in Montenegrin, and discover how you can turn the tide.
Pollinator Park is an entertaining and educational VR-experience intended to raise awareness about the alarming decline of pollinators and mobilise global action to address it.
Find out more About Pollinator Park.
Visit Pollinator Park
As a park visitor, try your hand at hand pollination, go grocery shopping in a pollinator-deprived world, rediscover nature’s beauty and perfection and find out how you can protect the last remaining pollinators.
Puzzle together the full story via Beatrice's diary entries: collect at least 5 for access to the final Zoom Room and a new perspective on the world outside.
On your computer
- Supported by: Chrome, Edge or Firefox
- For Mac and PC
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In Virtual Reality
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Pollinator Park doesn’t contain any offensive content whatsoever, which technically makes it a suitable experience for all ages. However, please note that:
- for now,the experience is only available in English, so it does require a decent level of understanding.
- Oculus advises against the use of VR under the age of 13.
If you wish to take in all of the content and interact with all installations, you’re looking at a 20 to 30 minute experience. However, just like in a museum or a zoo, you are completely free to move around and discover as much as you like: the experience is exploration-oriented and timings are merely an indication.
Yes. Pollinator Park will gradually be released in other (European) languages over the next few months.
No. The interactions and guidance are designed to make the experience easy and accessible for a broad range of users, even with no previous gaming experience.
No, you can also visit Pollinator Park in your web-browser.
At the moment, we support Oculus Rift and Oculus Quest 2.
For your safety and comfort, make sure to clear a 2 x 2 metre surface to move around in this virtual universe.
At this time, WebGL 2.0 (the development technology used) is supported by Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.
Some platforms and browsers do not fully support the recent WebGL 2.0 technology. This means that:
- Pollinator Park will not run on mobile smartphone web-browsers. The graphic performance needs are incompatible with the memory limitations of a smartphone or tablet web browser.
- Pollinator Park will only run on the following desktop or laptop web-browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox.
No. The graphic intensity of the experience requires more memory than a smartphone or tablet web browser can provide.
The graphic intensity of the experience requires a decent amount of CPU and graphics performance. It is designed to run smoothly on most recent computers, but you might run into performance limits using:
- An older computer without a dedicated graphics card
- Very light laptops with minimal CPU power
There are several things you can do to optimize the performance:
- a quick fix is to make your browser window smaller.
- if you’d rather not compromise on screen-size, you could turn to the in-game settings (bottom right) and switch to “best performance”.
- ultimately, try enabling WebGL hardware acceleration in your browser’s settings (for Chrome, Firefox and Edge).