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Comet Chaser


“Comet Chaser” is Ireland’s first interactive cinema, part of the Award Winning “Cosmos at The Castle” visitor experience in Blackrock Castle, Cork.  The visitor centre investigates both the origins and the potential for life on earth, in the ocean, and throughout the Cosmos.

The immersive cinema experience challenges visitors to work together on a space  mission to track and divert a comet threatening the Earth.

On this project, Karina collaborated with Martello Media’s team of designers to create a series of five console games for the interactive cinema experience. The games were developed in Adobe Director and programmed with Lingo.


  • 2008 IDEA (Irish Design Effectiveness Award) for New Media / Multimedia
  • 2008 IDI (Institute of Designers in Ireland) Digital Animation Award
  • 2008 Digital Media Awards Finalist: Best Animation and Best e-Learning Product
  • 2007 THEA Award (Outstanding Achievement In The Creation of Compelling Places and Experiences): Winner of Science Center Limited Budget Category

Exhibition designers: Martello Media.

Working with Karina has been great over our last few projects. Having someone at the other end who just ‘understands’ what we do and what we want saves us a huge amount of time. Having worked with many developers over the years it’s always good knowing that the code that comes back will be clean and thoroughly tested, so we never hesitate to work with her.

Rob Reid
Rob Reid

Founder of Thought Different / Formerly Director of New Media, Martello Media