Xbox game TRAVELLER: Find Grandpa's treasure

Experience traveling to strange peoples and getting along with the people. Have serious fun with TRAVELLER (TRAining for Virtually Every Location for Learning Emphatic Relationships).

Organised by WU INF group - Gert Jan Hofstede

Thu 10 April 2014 16:30 to 18:00

Venue Orion, gebouwnummer 103
Room The Spot

Would you like to travel the world and have adventures among strange people? Then come and experience cultural learning through an Xbox game. No registration is needed; play the game or watch. In the game you have to do assignments. The full game is approximately 20 minutes per person, depending on the amount of persons who would like to play the game, we can divide the game in 1 or 2 assignments per person.

TRAVELLER is an agent based application for intercultural training that is being developed for young adults (aged 18 to 25). The user learns by playing the role of a character called Travis.

The application begins with Travis receiving a letter, left for him by his grandfather who passed away several years before, the letter is passed on by the Travis’ Grandmother. During his life the Grandfather had travelled the world. In the letter the Grandfather explains that during his travels he found a “great treasure” that he wants to pass on to his Grandson. To find the treasure the user/Travis will have to travel to various locations. In each country Travis/the user will interact with groups of characters in common social situations. The goal is for the user to gain a greater understanding of how behavior can differ across cultures on a generic level.

This game has been developed in the project group eCUTE, funded by the Seventh Framework Programme for research and technical development. eCUTE has eight partner teams: Herriot Watt University, INESC-ID University, Sunderland University, Augsburg University, Wageningen University (Gert Jan Hofstede), Jacobs University, Seikei University, and Kyoto University.

For more information, please consult eCUTE.

If you want to contact the project leader of Wageningen UR, Gert Jan Hofstede about Traveller or eCUTE, send an email.