A few weeks ago we heard from the SEED Masters students working on developing TideBox. This post hears from another group developing Flood Defender, a gamified version of a long-standing flood risk management practical used in the Geohazards module at the University of Hull. Flood Defender will merge our hydraulic model with the Unreal 3D […]Read More Flood Defender – Developer Report
The European Geoscience Union General Assembly, or EGU, is an annual meeting of geoscientists held in Vienna, Austria. At the 2017 meeting nearly 15,000 attended, with 5,000 talks and over 11,000 posters sharing the latest in scientific knowledge about our planet. The 2018 meeting promises to be extra special as it will feature the first […]Read More Games at #EGU18
TideBox is one of several development projects we have ongoing. It is being developed by Seed Software students in Computer Science, University of Hull, and they are currently working in a ‘sprint’ period where they dedicate a chunk of their time to the project. They sent us a report for the blog to summarise their […]Read More TideBox Developer Report
Last year we took our Flash Flood! game to the NERC Science Showcase, Into the blue. We had an amazing time, and you guys seem to as well as we were voted as one of the most popular exhibits. Read about what we got up to here, and also check out our article in NERC’s […]Read More Our Games at NERC #UnEarthed2017 17-19 November 2017
What is this data? Answer below the Pic This is the Humber, showing the region immediately north of South Ferriby, with Read’s Island and the Old Warp sandbank. The background is a visualisation of LiDAR data, a high resolution laser scan of ground heights. It’s made up of several scans over the period 1998 to […]Read More #GuessTheData Answer – 04/10/2017
Hello, and welcome to the latest news from the SeriousGeoGames Lab. We’re really excited for September. First, we will be back at the Freedom Festival 2017! You can come and try our Virtual Reality games – TideBox and Flash Flood! – and learn about why flooding happens, and how changing climate and changing landscapes will […]Read More Our 360 Tour of Hull for @BSG_Geomorph #BSG2017
If you’ve been to an event and played one of our games, you will have most likely also seen the River-in-a-Box mini-flume. This is a big box of plastic sand, through which water flows, building miniature rivers. Xuxu setting up River-in-a-Box for Hull’s Freedom Festival in 2015 I’ve been trying to recreate this in a […]Read More A Virtual River-in-a-Box = Problems!
Fans of the work of Dr David Nash, Brighton University, UK, will love this piece of data. Particularly fans of his 1996 Earth Surface Processes and Landforms paper. The Hackness Hills image above was produced via a Hillshade on Ordnance Survey OS Terrain 5 Data downloaded from Digimap (OS Terrain 5 [ASC geospatial data], Scale […]Read More #GuesstheData Answer – 13/07/2017
We are very, very excited to be able to unleash our YouTube version of Flash Flood! You can view this on a PC, but it’s best viewed using a phone or tablet where the motion tracking allows you to easily view the full 360 view. If you have a cardboard headset, such like our #ISurvivedTheFlashFlood […]Read More Flash Flood! YouTube Now Online! #Isurvivedtheflashflood
Ok, I’ll admit, we’ve been a little quiet of late. But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy working on new games to fascinate and entertain you at future events. At the NERC science showcase, Into the blue, we won one of the four prizes and this has allowed to develop Flash Flood! further. We’ll […]Read More What’s coming up? Lots!