Students Contribute to Interactive Gaming Exhibition at RAMM

Exeter College news article

Date: Tuesday 03 April 2018

Exeter College students, studying IT – Game Development, have been working with Exeter University PhD student, Sofia Romualdo De Carvalho, to develop a computer game aimed at bringing history to life. The game will be premiered at an interactive exhibition, Gamerama, on Saturday April 7th 2018 at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum in the Courtyard.

The exhibition will showcase computer games that have been inspired by collections at RAMM and the Seaton Down Hoard. It aims to help people discover new and fun ways of learning by playing with museum objects.

There will also be an opportunity to meet the games creators and speak about the process of developing a computer came, from taking the brief to coding and styling the game. 

Programme Leader, Oscar O'Brien said: "Working to develop these skills is highly important for students I teach on this course, it's important that they not only understand how to make a game, but also develop it to immerse players in a believable world and reach a target audience. Working with RAMM and Sofia has been a great enabler to this."

Sofia Romualdo De Carvalho, PhD Student at Exeter University said: "As part of the research project that RAMM is developing, in partnership with the University of Exeter, studying the use of videogames and gameful design in interpretation and engagement practices in the museum, and we wanted to encourage young people to be inspired by the museum’s Roman collection in order to create games, making them not just players, but also creators of gameful content. The Exeter College students applied their game design skills into the creation of a game that is both educational and fun, and which can be played in and outside the museum's galleries. We are excited to share the results of their work with the museum's community."

The one day event is free to enter and a perfect day out for families over the Easter holidays. For more information visit the RAMM Website



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