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Integrated project on pervasive gaming

Objective

Pervasive games are a radically new game form that extends gaming experiences out into the physical world be it on city streets or in remote wilderness. Players equipped with handheld and wearable interfaces move through the world. Sensors capture information about their current context, including their location, and this is used to deliver a gaming experience that changes according to where they are, what they are doing and even how they are feeling.

The player is unchained from their console and provided with a gaming experience interwoven with their experience of the world, a gaming experience that is potentially available at any place and any time. To achieve a high quality interactive experience for these games, new technologies to support the creation of new compelling forms of content must be explored. Pervasive games are an exciting commercial prospect.

They build directly on current wireless (but usually disconnected and location independent) games for mobile phones - a market that is predicted to reach billions of dollars in the next few years and representing a potentially significant income stream for 3G mobile telephony. Pervasive games provide a focus point where many media experiences can be integrated, including TV, film, public events and museums. Pervasive games have high educational and cultural potential, being able to reveal aspects of the culture and history of a given environment to visitors and residents alike. This Integrated Project will research the topic of pervasive games, bringing together the leading European and world-scale expertise on this quickly developing field.

The central aims are:
- to accelerate the transition of knowledge and experience crucial for developing pervasive games;
- to foster the research and innovation that is crucial for these new forms of leisure and mobile services; and thereby to ensure continuing European leadership in the development of this key form of future mobile media content.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

SICS, SWEDISH INSTITUTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE AB
Address
Isafjordsgatan 22
164 29 Kista
Sweden
 

Participants (8)

BLAST THEORY
United Kingdom
Address
Unit 5, 20 Wellington Road, Portslade
BN41 1DN Brighton
 
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
 
HOEGSKOLAN PA GOTLAND
Sweden
Address
Cramerg 3
62157 Visby
 
NOKIA OYJ
Finland
Address
Keilalahdentie 4
02150 Espoo
 
SONY EUROPE GMBH
Germany
Address
Kemperplatz 1
10785 Berlin
 
TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Address
Kalevantie 4
33014 Tampere
 
THE INTERACTIVE INSTITUTE II AKTIEBOLAG
Sweden
Address
Karlavaegen 108
16426 Stockholm
 
THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham