New Wave Contents – “Conteúdos de Nova Geração (CNG)” – is a collaborative national R&D project, which resulted in the creation of an immersive game, “Matemáquina do Tempo” (Time Mathmachine) for children between 3 and 6 years old.
This serious game was developed in the Microsoft XBOX 360 platform through Kinetic, and pedagogically, follows the official Education and learning program, reflecting the needs of the new technological generation, envisioning the behavioural changes in real life practical learning and potentiating the learning of mathematical context, through the exploration of a Jurassic environment, by way of real movements.
This game can be played in a single or multi-player version, benefiting from the high bandwidth of the RNGs, and is able, for example, to implement competitions between schools.
CCG was responsible for the development of the immersive environment and for the application and analysis of real pilot tests with students from pre-scholar and primary education. The assessment was focused on movements (interaction), development of learning competences, as well as the satisfaction of the playful component of the game.
Centro de Computação Gráfica , iZone Interactive Media, iZone Knowledge Systems, Microsoft Portugal e Diferenças21, Universidade de Aveiro, Inesc-Porto, FEUP
COMPETE, QREN, FEDER