A Serious Game for Romanic Bathhouse: the Combination of Learning and fun for Cultural Heritage

Wen Qi

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    Current cultural heritages often make use of images, sounds and video together, aiming to complement existing presentations and to create a memora-ble exhibition. In addition to this, modern culture heritages’ identities have shift-ed from simple holders of cultural objects to an educational institution. The ad-vance of computer games has shown their potentials for the development of edu-tainment content and services for their visitors. A visit to heritage is structured around motion and can be supported and mediated by a computer game that can activate the visitors’ motivation by stimulating their imagination and engagement. Computer games can support visitors during and just after or before the visit. It can also provide opportunities to reorganize and conceptualize historical, cultural and technological facts about the exhibits in a constructive and meaningful way.To demonstrate the advantages of computer games in terms of facilitating the learning activities of culture heritages, we design a serious game with UNITY3D game engine. The game allows players to navigate the virtual Romanic Bathhouse based on the remains from Heerlen.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAbstracts of Papers Presented at the 7th European Conference on Games-Based Learning (ECGBL'13)
    Subtitle of host publicationHosted by Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP), Porto, Portugal, 3-4 October 2013
    EditorsPaula Escudeiro, Carlos Vaz de Carvalho
    Place of PublicationReading
    PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Ltd.
    ISBN (Electronic)9781909507654
    ISBN (Print)9781909507630
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Oct 2013
    Event7th European Conference on Game Based Learning (ECGBL'13) - Instituto Superior de Engenharia, Porto, Portugal
    Duration: 3 Oct 20134 Oct 2013
    Conference number: 7


    Conference7th European Conference on Game Based Learning (ECGBL'13)
    Abbreviated titleECGBL


    • serious game
    • Roman bathhouse


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