We are very pleased to announce the <e-Adventure3D> project, a new approach for the integration of videogames in education. After the success obtained with <e-Adventure> we aim to bring new modern trends in videogames to the educational field as a response to those students demanding educational games more similar to the ones they play at home. The platform is an authoring environment for the creation of 3D adventure games which can be integrated in Virtual Learning Environments (VLE), and it is focused on the authoring aspect, providing therefore an instructor-oriented game editor which allows people neither with technical background nor programming skills to create their own 3D adventure games. After that the games can be easily delivered, deployed and executed on the machine of the students using the 3D game engine. Thus these are the main objectives of the project:
The project is still currently in the last stages of development and testing so unfortunately it cannot be tried out yet. However, we hope both editor and game engine will be downloadable for free very soon. From this website we will be posting news about the project and future releases.
Here you have some
videos of the platform for downloading. The first presents the platform
and gives a general idea of what you can do with <e-Adventure3D>. The
second video is a brief demonstration of the game editor which shows how
to edit some aspects with no effort. Finally, the third video depicts
how it is possible to create a whole simple 3D adventure game in less
than 3 minutes using the game editor.