Samsung's Curved UHD TV is so revolutionary that the company wanted to give potential customers a peek at its engaging experience before they actually buy the TV. Partnering with Great Works, State Interactive and Important Looking Pirates, we built a cross-screen experiment that transports users to the Coliseum and gives them a front-row seat at a gladiator match. After visiting the website on a desktop, users are prompted to the accompanying mobile site, where they enter a code and calibrate their devices. They can then use their smartphones to pan the Coliseum and extend the screen 180 degrees.

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Published
June 2014
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    The Story

    Samsung's Curved UHD TV is so revolutionary that the company wanted to give potential customers a peek at its engaging experience before they actually buy the TV. Partnering with Great Works, State Interactive and Important Looking Pirates, we built a cross-screen experiment that transports users to the Coliseum and gives them a front-row seat at a gladiator match. After visiting the website on a desktop, users are prompted to the accompanying mobile site, where they enter a code and calibrate their devices. They can then use their smartphones to pan the Coliseum and extend the screen 180 degrees.

    The campaign is powered by WebGL and HTML5. The HTML5 device orientation API fuses accelerometer data with compass data to determine the device’s rotation.

    The Technology

    The Results

    Users spent approximately 1.5 minutes on the website, and 91K viewers from 117 countries participated in the experience.

    173K

    YouTube views

    91K

    Site visits

    1.5

    Average minutes spent on the site

    Launch Date May 8, 2014