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Play-PR U Alberta


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Shannon Lucky's presentation for the Play-PR research groups from the University of Alberta.

Shannon Lucky's presentation for the Play-PR research groups from the University of Alberta.

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  • 1. Play-PR at the University of Alberta Shannon Lucky - September 26, 2011
  • 2. Current Projects:
      • The Writing Game (Matt Bouchard, Geoffrey Rockwell)
        • online writing environment with gamification features
      • Game for Game Design (Patrick von Hauf, Garry Wong)
        • card based game with the goal of designing a gaming through the process of playing
      • Soundscape Game (Scott Smallwood, AICT)
        • geolocative game using pre-recorded sounds to be played in an Edmonton neighbourhood ( )
      • CatHETR (Michael Burden)
        • FPS style game for the social education of med students
    • New Games in Development:
      • Zombie Game (Shane Riczu)
      • Telus World of Science Game (Joyce Yu)
      • Queer Edmonton Game (Vicky Varga & Edmonton Pipelines)
  • 3. fAR-Play
    • A game development playform with an intuitive UI that allows anyone to create virtual treasure hunt and scavenger hunt games to be played using Layar on smartphones. 
    • fAR-Play also lets you use QR tags for Points of Interest placed inside (the GPS needed for Layar does not work indoors) and lets you set up multiple choices questions to unlock rewards.
    • Click here to log in to the interface: 
    • Username: Shannon
    • Password: playpr
  • 4. fAR-Play games
    • Game #8 - Campus Mysteries
    • Game #11 - Bygone Pursuits (Fort Edmonton Park, first version)
  • 5. Fort Edmonton Park - Intelliphone Challenge
    • Introduction to game
    Example question
  • 6. Write on Whyte - OSBA Game
    • Geolocation based game we are building on two platforms ( SCVNGR and fAR-Play ) to compare the process of game design, the limitations and affordances of both platforms, and the playability/enjoyment of each.
    • The OSBA is a non-profit organisation that supports the local community, small business, festivals, events, and the historical area of Old Strathcona.
    • Click this link to read more about the Write on Whyte planning
  • 7. Write on Whyte/SCVNGR interface
  • 8. Write on Whyte/SCVNGR interface
  • 9. Write on Whyte/SCVNGR interface
  • 10. Write on Whyte Questions:
    • Princess Theatre (You Oughta Be in Pictures)- 5 pts 
      • Q: The Princess Theater's vintage marquee and opulent architecture make it a photogenic spot. Take a photo from a unique perspective. (photo challenge)
      • Message: Thanks! That looks great. Why not catch a show and check out the interior of the theatre too. 
    • Farmer's Market (Back to the Land)- 5 pts 
      • Q: Many Edmontonians make a tradition of going to the farmer's market and visiting particular vendors. Describe a tradition or memory linked to this place. (open response)
      • Message: Many of the people have been coming to the market for many years such as the kettle corn vendor. Check out their site for more information: 
    • McIntyre Fountain (Monumental disaster)- 4 pts 
      • Q: While this fountain looks historical, it is a replica built in 1989 to replace the original which was destroyed in 1952. How do you think it was destroyed?
      • Message: Great story, click here to read the official account of how it was destroyed:
  • 11. Questions? Shannon Lucky University of Alberta - PlayPR [email_address] thanks to: Geoffrey Rockwell Sean Gouglas Eleni Stroulia Joyce Yu Matt Delaney Vicky Varga Matt Bouchard Patrick von Hauf Lucio Gutierrez Mihaela Ilovan Shane Riczu Garry Wong Calen Henry Michael Burden Scott Smallwood Erik deJong