Serious Games at Increased Impact on Culture and Toursim
The SG-ICT is a project leaded by CAL-TEK srl in partership with MSC-LES University of Calabria and represents a “trait d’union” between past, present and future since it seeks to use emerging technologies to preserve and enhance the historical and cultural heritage as well as to create new interaction patterns and learning processes.
From a technological and methodological point of view, the reference paradigms that SG-ICT relies on include Modeling & Simulation (M&S), Serious Games, Intelligent Agents, Virtual Environments and Augmented Reality in order to create two different Mobile Applications:
- INSIDE VIRTUAL
- OUTSIDE REAL
INSIDE VIRTUAL is a multi-player, web-based, avatar-based mobile app where players, involved as virtual visitors, can follow custom learning pathways inside virtual museums or archeological sites. Each visitor can enjoy cultural contents in several ways such as interacting with virtual guides that are able to deliver information according to various interaction patterns. Indeed, each player avatar can establish a dialogue with its own proactive avatar guide based on Questions & Answers and multimedia exchanges.
OUTSIDE REAL is a low-cost mobile app addressed to museums and archeological sites that visitors can use inside a museum or archeological site to gain augmented reality contents and enjoy cultural heritage. Equipped with a personal knowledge assistant that delivers custom contents and collects at the same time information on user’s preferences and interests, it can provide really exciting and engaging cultural paths so that people can enjoy a meaningful but pleasant experience.