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emergenCITY - eHUBgaming
eHUBgaming is associated to the field of Disaster Risk Management (DRM). As a means of knowledge transfer, it intends to prepare the population for a blackout. Designed as a point&click adventure, the player steps into the role of a resident who is confronted with the occurrence of a three-day power failure. Now the player must get by with limited energy without neglecting his or her basic needs. In parallel, events take place that call for the players attention. The learning goals refer to what the consequences of a blackout are and how to prepare and cope with a blackout. eHUBgaming is intended to be distributed by civil protection stakeholders to any citizen who takes concern in preparedness and coping, thus leveraging community resilience. It is developed in the LOEWE center emergenCITY as part of the cross-sectional mission eHUB, a demonstrator building which is also the setting of the game.
Together with the Neanderthal Museum, the Prehistoric Museum Blaubeuren and the Vogelherd site, we developed a comprehensive prototype about life in the Ice Age. The aim was to sharpen the basic picture of the Ice Age, especially in the immediate vicinity of the sites of the participating museums. What did Europe look like 40,000 years ago? What did flora and fauna look like then compared to today? What kind of people were there, and how did they interact? The idea was not to copy an existing analog experience, as is the case in a virtual exhibition, for example. The idea was to create something completely new. The mobile game Eiszeitwelten (Ice Age Worlds) extends the physical museum space and offers a first, simple access to the topic "Life in the Ice Age". The digital journey of discovery is aimed at a young audience and can be played independently of the museum visit. In three exciting, independent stories, players* can explore the world, collect materials to make tools, hunt or complete tasks for their group. Each world is assigned to one of the three museums involved in the project, and each story focuses on a topic appropriate to the museum. For example, in "The Monster" the players explore the dangers of the Ice Age as Neanderthals and prove themselves in hunting. In "Save the Feast" and "The Test," the players take on the role of an anatomically modern human being and learn what role art and music played more than 40,000 years ago. They are supported by a loyal, animal ice age companion: the snow grouse.
A way of democracy
Unique access to the life of Friedrich Ebert The serious game "Friedrich Ebert - The Road to Democracy" enables the players to slip into the role of Friedrich Ebert and to master all challenges in order to build and maintain a stable democracy in Germany. To do this, they deal with correspondence at his desk with concerns from various interest groups. They have to weigh up where there is an acute need for action, i.e. which problem is the most urgent at any given time. If one interest group is neglected too much, the game is lost. Initiate, develop, create and preserve democracy In terms of content, "Friedrich Ebert - The Road to Democracy" is divided into four chapters covering the years from 1900 to 1925. Chapter 1, "Democracy in the Making - The Empire 1900 to 1913" , focuses on the social and political problems of the time and the SPD's efforts to reform the party. It introduces the beginning of Ebert's party political career and accompanies him until his election as chairman in 1913. The second chapter, "Working for Democracy - The First World War 1914 to 1918" , covers the years of the First World War as a profound turning point and focuses on how the SPD dealt with challenges. Ebert is accompanied here up to his short chancellorship, which lasted only one day. The third chapter , entitled "Creating Democracy", dexamines the revolution from 1918 to 1919, focusing on the course of the November Revolution and the establishment of a basic democratic order. In contrast to the previous chapters, Ebert now had greater room for maneuver. Toward the end of the chapter, he is elected president of the Reich and signs the constitution. This is where the concluding chapter 4 comes in. It is entitled "Preserving Democracy - The Early Weimar Republic 1920 to 1925".
Freiheit unter Druck
The year is 1929, and the Weimar Republic celebrates its 10th birthday in August. As a young Berlin journalist, you have spent the last few years enjoying the prosperous life. But something is bothering you: The young democracy around you seems to crumble and you ask yourself: Where is the resistance? Why do people stand idly by while their republic and their freedom are attacked? Therefore, you set yourself a goal: you will shake people up, warn them about the growing dangers to democracy! Go to the people and find out what is going wrong. Print leaflets that strike a nerve with the people! You have to warn as many as possible about the impending doom while you still can...
Approaching the subject of sexuality and gender in early adolescence can be scary, overwhelming, and often shameful. As a countermeasure, Sibel’s Journey taps into the potential of mobile games as a proven method for self-learning. The players interactively explore the content without having to ask an adult. As players’ engagement with the game increases, their motivation and ability to remember the learning material improves. The game follows 13-year-old Sibel, who meets interesting people during an exciting weekend in Berlin. She gets to know their different ways of living and loving, then finally discovers the secret of her best friend Sarah. Adopting an intersectional approach, Sibel’s Journey provides young people with sound knowledge and a positive attitude about topics such as anatomy, body image, communication, contraception, gender identity, and healthy relationships.
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