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Development of a Virtual Reality Game for Cultural Heritage Education: The Voyage of 'Gotheborg'.

Chen, G., Xie, X., Yang, Z., Deng, R., Huang, K. and Wang, C., 2023. Development of a Virtual Reality Game for Cultural Heritage Education: The Voyage of 'Gotheborg'. In: 9th International Conference on Virtual Reality (ICVR). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE, 531-535.

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DOI: 10.1109/ICVR57957.2023.10169671


Video games have been recognized as one of the most engaging forms of entertainment today, and are making a major contribution to the digital future. This research aims to combine the gaming elements of game design and virtual reality technology, and promote cultural heritage education through an engaging and fun experience, especially in a young population. Firstly, we summarized game mechanics and elements used for cultural heritage education through game product analysis and literature review. Secondly, we developed a virtual reality game for cultural heritage education that reproduced the voyage of 'Gotheborg' to Canton, including game mechanic, game story, aesthetic expression and game technology. Finally, a pilot test was conducted to validate the effectiveness of our game developed. Our study contributes interdisciplinary research by bringing together currently distinct approaches from virtual reality technology, game design, cultural heritage, and education. It will bring new technology to impact on the digital media, cultural heritage education, and service industries.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Xianyang, China, 12-14 May 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords:Video games; Bibliographies; Education; Sociology; Entertainment industry; Games; Virtual reality; computer aided instruction; entertainment; history; multimedia computing; serious games (computing); service industries; virtual reality; cultural heritage education; digital media; game design; game mechanic; game mechanics; game product analysis; game story; Gotheborg voyage; literature review; service industries; video games; virtual reality game development; virtual reality; cultural heritage education; video game
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:38912
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:31 Aug 2023 14:08
Last Modified:31 Aug 2023 14:08


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