By Chris Skinner The resolutions you make at New Year are very rarely met and even rarer is for a New Year’s resolution to be successfully completed before the year has barely got started. However, my resolution to build my own retro gaming arcade cabinet has been completed way before schedule. My starting point was […]Read More Building the Picade – A Raspberry Pi Powered Arcade Machine
We have had a fantastic and extremely busy 2018. Definite highlights have been the redevelopment of Flash Flood!, exhibiting in the Natural History Museum, and obviously, launching the Earth Arcade. In fact we have been so busy, we’re going to show you our highlights month-by-month. January We had over 80 school pupils from Newland St John’s […]Read More SeriousGeoGames’ 2018 Review
This year’s European Geoscience Union General Assembly will feature the first ever, and totally unofficial (at the moment), Geoscience Games Day. It has been organised by SeriousGeoGamer Chris Skinner, the creative Sam Illingworth, the inventive Rolf Hut, and the volcanic Jazmin Scarlett. All the details are in the image below. Games for Geoscience Oral Session […]Read More #EGU18 Geoscience Games Night – List of Games
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
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
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
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!
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!
The goal of SeriousGeoGames is to explore the use of games, and gaming technology, to enhance the teaching, research and communication of earth sciences. As such, we don’t want to keep our games to ourselves, but rather want to share them as widely as possible. To that end, we are inviting you to become a […]Read More Grab your copy of Flash Flood! – Register as a SeriousGeoGamer