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"I distinguished four stars only seen by the first humans. The sky seemed to rejoice in their shine. Oh North, a truly widowed place, for you are deprived of admiring them!"
Alioth is the name of the brightest star of the constellation Ursa Major, one of the most used cosmic figures through the history. We have always looked at the skies trying to find ourselves, trying to discover and understand the reason of everything, imagining the vastness of the world, and using the stars to show us where are we, whether in the land or in the seas.
This project is a digital interactive application that seeks to teach about the constellations and their fantastic stories and legends of old, through the adventures and misfortunes of the Professor Stern and his assistant.
listen to the voice of the cosmos
We live in an era where the amount of available information exceeds our capacity to handle it, falling into a vast sea of saturation, disinformation and disinterest. Constellations have played a very important role both scientifically and historically, mythological and cultural. Certainly the classic knowledge in astronomy is outdated, but to not know the past is the same as wander blindly over quicksand.
Due to the technical problems that i mentioned before, you need to play this very first version of the app in a specific screen size in order to get a correct display of the elements.
-"yeah i understand that, but how can i make it possible?"
well it's really simple, just follow this simple steps:
1. Click on the button bellow, in the title "Play Alioth Now" or HERE to be redirected to the game
2. Once there, the only thing you need to do is to set the correct display dimensions. Alioth was originally made for devices such as the iPod 4, or iPad mini (resolutions proportional to 960 x 640 pixels), so most of the modern mobile devices and obviously desktop screens are different. THIS IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION
3. Setting the correct screen size:
For Firefox users:
Once in the Alioth's site, go to Tools > Web Developer > Responsive design view. The display area of the app will change and you will get a vertical window in the center of your browser, and above it should say 320 x 480 (in most cases). Just click on those values and change them to 960 x 640 respectively, now you should have an horizontal display. And you're ready to test the app!
For Chrome Users:
The process is very similar, just open the options menu located at the right of the url display (an icon of 3 dots), click on More Tools > Tools for developers, and again just like the instructions before, set the display area to 960 x 640. And you're done!
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