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Off the Beaten Track! The Infinite Scotland Serious Game Design Approach

  • John Truesdale
  • Neil Suttie
  • Sandy Louchart
  • Ruth Aylett
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8778)

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.

Keywords

Serious Game Cultural Heritage Infinite Scotland Reinforcement Learning Social Media 

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References

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    Scottish National Heritage, http://www.snh.gov.uk/
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    Creative Services Scotland, http://www.creativeservicesscotland.co.uk/
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    Heriot-Watt University, MACS Digital Storylab, http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/cs/digitalstorylab/
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    Infinite Scotland, http://infinite-scotland.com/

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Truesdale
    • 1
  • Neil Suttie
    • 1
  • Sandy Louchart
    • 1
  • Ruth Aylett
    • 1
  1. 1.MACSHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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