MAGELLAN Users Workshop

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Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL), Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD, United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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The Coventry University Serious Games Institute as a partner of the MAGELLAN consortium is delighted to invite you to participate in our workshop on Wednesday 5th October 2016 at Coventry University’s, Disruptive Media Learning Lab (DMLL) (http://dmll.org.uk, Frederick Lanchester Library, Gosford Street, Coventry CV1 5DD). This workshop welcomes all academics and professionals from creative industries (i.e. lecturers in Computer Science and Technology, game developers, web designers, digital artists). Do you have a creative flair,  a passion in designing and playing computer games? If so, this is a great event for you.  We would value your ideas and input in terms of enhancing the MAGELLAN web-based authoring environment for designing, searching and playing location-based games.  At the same time your participation in this workshop will be of great value as it will provide:

  1. Valuable experience and knowledge building in the creation of location-based games using the MAGELLAN web-based authoring environment. Your participation to the workshop will help to create innovate game-design ideas for developing location-based games that could be used in your own professional setting. 

  2. The ability to create mobile location-based games in no time and without any technical expertise.

  3. The exchange of ideas and best-practices in game development by getting in contact with like-minded people and creating a community.

Please find here the Agenda of the workshop.

MAGELLAN is a European funded project that aims to enhance peoples’ creativity by establishing a web-platform for authoring, publishing, executing and experiencing location-based games. Individuals with technical and non-technical skills will be able to use the platform as means to create their own location-based gaming interventions used in one or more contextual settings. One of the primary purposes of creating such a game authoring web-based environment is for supporting collaboration, problem-solving, publication, search and delivery of a number of location-based experiences potentially involving multiple participants or players trying to collaborate with each other or against for achieving a targeted goal. The platform aims to offer the necessary tools and services to the wider user-group community that wish to author and publish location-based experiences as well as to players who are keen to play such immersive non-linear games.

The purposes of this event will be:

  • to demonstrate the MAGELLAN Authoring Environment (MAT) 

  • to get a hands-on experience on using the MAT

  • to present the project’s results to an international audience

  • to facilitate project developments for ensuring that the proposed solutions meet the latest requirements in practice

  • the participation in discussions to know your experiences in using the beta version of the MAT. The aim of the discussions is to understand your views, understandings and ways of using the MAT is your own context hence to pinpoint any improvements you would like to be included in next iterations. It would also be beneficial to analyse differences, improvements, functionality issues between the alpha and beta versions. 

We would be honoured if you could join the event for helping us improve a platform for designing, playing and sharing Location-Based games. As a participant to this workshop you will have a number of exclusive benefits such as access to the beta versions of the game authoring environment, as well as face-to-face discussions and consultations about ongoing developments of the platform and training resources on using the authoring environment.

For this event you should  bring your laptop for installing the MAGELLAN Authoring Tool as for you to continue practicing it at your own time and pace beyond this workshop. Each registered user will receive a licence to install the MAT authoring environment before the event.

Working lunch and energy drinks will also be provided during the workshop. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any additional information. Register for free to this exciting event. 

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop. 


The Magellan Project Team


Contacts:

Petros Lameras: PLameras@cad.coventry.ac.uk

Despina Anastasiadou: despina.anastasiadou@coventry.ac.uk

Vasiliki Papageorgiou: VPapageorgiou@cad.coventry.ac.uk 

 

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