Les Portes du temps: A mobile application to promote heritage

L'Application mobile ``Les Portes du temps``

The project led by the Conseil départemental du Bas-Rhin, du Haut-Rhin and the Ortenaukreis led us to create an efficient and intuitive tool for discovering heritage on Smartphone.
They wished to develop a mobile application for the development of cultural and historical heritage, in order to make people discover or rediscover, from a fantastic angle, the castles of the Rhine Valley.

Structuring the tourist and cultural activity of a heritage

The “Les Portes du Temps” project has a double objective: to allow people to discover or rediscover the castles of the Rhine Valley thanks to guided tourist routes, on mobile devices, in the format of a treasure hunt.
Users will be able to immerse themselves in a fantastic universe similar to that of “The Lord of the Rings” thanks to a web series that they will discover as they go along. Tourists will visit the castles by answering different quizzes and riddles scattered all over the place in order to use QR codes that will give them the possibility to watch episodes of this web-series and learn more about the history of these places.

Find the hidden QR-Codes

You have read the story of the Alchemist? It’s time to start your quest by downloading the application “Les Portes du Temps on your smartphone.
The principle is to go to the castles that are part of the quest, solve puzzles and find the QR-Code hidden on site to unlock new content.

Who is John Howe ?

John Howe is a famous heroic fantasy illustrator, known for his work on the universe of J.R.R Tolkien, the author of the mythical novel “The Lord of the Rings“.
If his work of reinterpretation of the works of Tolkien marks the world of the fantasy, he accomplishes numerous other works on the no less famous novels of C.S Lewis (“Chronicles of Narnia“), George R.R. Martin (“Game of Thrones”) or the illustration of the myth of Beowulf (Norse mythical poem).