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A Serious Games Profile for the Experience API (xAPI)

We’re happy to reproduce the note published by ADL that speaks of our work. Read the original post, here.

ADL recently collaborated with researchers from the e-learning group, Complutense University of Madrid (Department of Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence) on their H2020 RAGE research project to create a serious games profile for the Experience API (xAPI) specification. The profile is now published at https://w3id.org/xapi/seriousgames. This effort serves as a starting point for the Serious Games Community of Practice, which will help inform future updates or improvements to the profile.

A serious game is a video game designed with a purpose other than […]

December 16th, 2016|Blog|

RAGE showing software at the GALA Serious Gaming Conference 2016

Post by Wim Westera,  December 6, 2016
On December 6th the RAGE project organised a demo session on the GALA serious gaming conference at Utrecht University. We presented a selection of the games and game technology components that we are developing. Also, we included demos from 2 more Horizon2020 projects (Prosociallearn and Beaconing), a demo from the FP7 project JamtoDay , and game demos from 3 renowned Dutch game studios: IJsfontein, Basecamp Games and The Barn Games.

RAGE presented the following game software components:

Real-Time Emotion Recognition Component (Kiavash Bahreini)
Using the webcam images for accurate extraction of 7 basic emotions. The asset […]

December 6th, 2016|Blog|

Technological Ecosystems Conference

By Boyan Bontchev (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski)
November 21st, 2016

The Fourth International Conference on Technological Ecosystems for Enhancing Multiculturality (TEEM2016) was organized by the Research Institute for Educational Sciences, University of Salamanca. The conference was held at Instituto Universitario de Ciencias de la Educación (IUCE) located in Salamanca, Spain.

The RAGE project was presented with one full paper named “Assessing Engagement in an Emotionally-Adaptive Applied Game”. The paper gives an overview of usage of a RAGE software asset (Real-Time Arousal Detection Using Galvanic Skin Response Asset) and experimental results about assessment of player engagements obtained in a case study with an […]

November 28th, 2016|Blog|

Cultural and Scientific Heritage Conference

Cultural and Scientific Heritage Conference
By Boyan Bontchev (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski).
November 21st, 2016

The Sixth International Conference on Digital Presentation and Preservation of Cultural and Scientific Heritage (DiPP2016) was organized under the patronage of UNESCO and with the support of Bulgarian National Scientific Fund. The conference was held at the Regional Museum of History and Regional Public Library in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.

The RAGE project was presented with one full paper: The RAGE Software Asset Model and Metadata Model. This presentation was scheduled in a separate invited talk’s session, without any other parallel activities. The paper described main design and development […]

November 23rd, 2016|Blog|

Salve

By Frank Dignum (Utrecht University).

In many serious games natural interaction with a virtual character is an important component of the learning support. This is obvious for a game like Communicate! in which medical students train to communicate with patients. But it also applies to games to train job application or call centre training. In most of these games the dialogue is created through a fixed tree like scenario, where the trainee can choose between several dialogue options and the virtual character will react accordingly. Scores are kept linked to the choices that are made indicating how well a trainee scores […]

November 7th, 2016|Blog|

Serious Games Conference

By Krassen Stefanov (Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski)

The second international Joint Conference on Serious Games (JCSG 2016) was held in Brisbane, Australia and hosted by Griffith University. JCSG 2016 brought together the 7th Serious Games Development and Applications (SGDA 2016) and 6th Serious Games (GameDays 2016) conferences, previously held in the UK, Norway, Germany, and Portugal.

The RAGE project was presented with one full paper: The RAGE Software Asset Model and Metadata Model. This paper summarises the main efforts from WP1 and was presented during the conference from Prof. Krassen Stefanov, University of Sofia. The paper was well accepted by the […]

October 6th, 2016|Blog|