Switch United is an independent Canadian studio that passionately explores interactive entertainment wherever it lives, online
The Digital Gateway is a digital interactive installation in a 110 ft. long passageway at the BC Showcase at Robson Square, part of the 2010 Commerce Centre which hosts VIP and corporate visitors during the 2010 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. Seventeen animated, illustrated vignettes tell the stories of business innovation and success in the Western provinces various economic sectors, from transportation, tourism, and marine industries to aerospace, renewable energy, and life sciences. From the heron bird signifying wilderness tourism morphing into the HERON unmanned aircraft representing aviation, or the hydro-electric dam transforming into manufactured hubcaps, the illustrations depict the Wests dynamic, interconnected economy. Each vignette was digitally drawn by hand, frame by frame, and integrated into Flash.