The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time by IBM and China's Palace Museum

IBM and Palace Museum in Beijing, China have created an exact replica of the 178-acre Forbidden City “The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time” that provides you access to an immersive 3-dimensional virtual world to celebrate and explore aspects of Chinese culture and history. Once inside, you can choose an avatar, dress him or her up in Qing Dynasty-era robes, take virtual […]

IBM and Palace Museum in Beijing, China have created an exact replica of the 178-acre Forbidden City “The Forbidden City: Beyond Space and Time” that provides you access to an immersive 3-dimensional virtual world to celebrate and explore aspects of Chinese culture and history.


Once inside, you can choose an avatar, dress him or her up in Qing Dynasty-era robes, take virtual tours, play Go with computer-controlled characters, call up maps, explore buildings and objects that allow you to click for deeper information.

After 3 years of meticulous work to recreate every building and thousands of major artifacts, the virtual Forbidden City was built on a gaming platform from Garage Games called Torque.

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