Serious Games and Archives

Background

Serious Games has a serious impact in society, and are globally recognized as a great tool to protect and enhance heritage, such as the hidden one from historical archives, and beneficial tool for education purposes, keyword: edutainment.

Serious Games are often built around existing knowledge, discoveries and history (quiz, simulations, citizen science, etc.), and the archives are depositories of such kind of knowledge. However, till now, no relation has been built between these two subsectors of the Cultural and Creative Industries.

Innovation

This is were our project will bring significant innovation to archives: Our associated partner Gamelab hosts a flagship event “XVI Games & Interactive Entertainment Conference” in 2021 in Barcelona where we will take the opportunity to host a meeting to analyse cross-sectorial hybridisation and co-production opportunities between archives & Serious Games.