The epic tale of Ramayana retold

Ramayana retold in Chrome

Ramayana retold in Chrome

Ramayana retold in Chrome

Ramayana retold in Chrome

Ramayana retold in Chrome

I love it when stories are re-told in different ways. Ramayana, a classic Sanskrit legend is brought to life in an experiment from the folks at Google, Fantasy Interactive and Ogilvy in an interactive website that harnesses the current power of HTML5 and Javascript.

The folks used features like Google Maps, Talk, Weather and more; all layered on top of their story to add to its rich experience. Take for example, the King who starts up a Google Talk to invite Rama to win his daughter’s hand. Or the various connecting smaller pop-up windows that come together seamlessly to unveil part of a larger picture. It’s pretty brilliant!

Then there’s also the music that went along with the story – which for me was the highlight of the game (tied with the breath-taking illustrations, done by Therese Larsson).

Go on and read up on their behind the scenes process and play the game yourself over here.

Via Beautiful Pixels

3 Replies to “The epic tale of Ramayana retold”

  1. That was the most beautiful and interactive ad for Google products that I’ve ever experienced.

  2. Jenni says:

    Hi this seems to be fraught with problems. I didn’t have Chrome so I downloaded it. Then Chrome told me that as I have a MAc it wouldn’t be supporting Macs in the future. Then I submit my email for the password and then it comes back with the message that my computer doesn’t support the graphics used on the Ramayana project. (using a not so old Mac).
    So am I impressed? No.

  3. Amy says:

    Hi Jenni, I’m so sorry to hear about your experience! Have you tried contacting them about the issues that you’re facing? I am on a Mac and I didn’t have any problems, but I know how frustrating this can be!

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