Off the beaten track! The infinite Scotland serious game design approach

John Truesdale, Neil Suttie, Sandy Louchart, Ruth Aylett

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Abstract

In this article, we discuss the development of the Infinite Scotland Facebook serious game. The Infinite Scotland serious game was supported by the Scottish National Heritage, Creative Scotland and Creative Services Scotland in order to promote the links between biological and cultural diversity in Scotland. To engage a younger demographic, Infinite Scotland developed a knowledge-based, puzzle-centric serious game for a social media platform (Facebook); projecting the links between biodiversity and cultural diversity via player exploration and competitive gameplay. In this article, we describe our motivations for conducting the work, discuss the game design in detail, and finally speak about the implementation and development of Infinite Scotland.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSerious Games Development and Applications
EditorsM Ma, MF Oliveira, JB Hauge
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer
Pages163-175
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11622-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 9 Oct 201410 Oct 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN
Volume8778
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Serious Games Development and Applications
Abbreviated titleSGDA
CountryGermany
Period9/10/1410/10/14

Keywords

  • Serious Game
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Infinite Scotland
  • Reinforcement Learning
  • Social Media

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