Archive for August, 2011

RETRO’s Devil’s Advocate awarded bronze at 2011 Serious Play conference

Katelyn Procci | August 29, 2011 In competition against international and large corporate software developers, UCF RETRO Lab landed a Bronze Medal for their student entry in the Government/Military category at the 2011 Serious Play Conference held earlier this month in Redmond, WA at the DigiPen Institute of Technology for their work on Devil’s Advocate. […]

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Modding Fallout 3’s Rivet City for Shipboard Navigation

James Bohnsack | August 25, 2011 As part of RETRO’s Game-Based Training research effort for the Office of Naval Research via Raytheon BBN Technologies, Fallout 3 a popular commercial off-the-shelf video game, was modified into a virtual environment used to test shipboard navigation skills.

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Resilience Minigames

With support from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury, the serious game, “Walk in my Shoes” is a joint-effort production project of Novonics Corporation and the UCF RETRO Lab. The objective of this work is to help prepare deploying soldiers for the myriad of psychological challenges they will face […]

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Digital ECALC

SURG Digital ECALC is an interactive, instructor-led presentation. It is a cost-effective group intervention for college students that operates within the media literacy framework. The purpose of this project is to expose myths about alcohol and educate students about expectancy effects and drinking in a continuing effort to decrease student drinking and make them more […]

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DAU Courseware

Defense Acquisition University is the largest corporate training university, specializing in defense acquisition courses. DAU’s current focus is incorporating game-based training. RETRO has been working with DAU on several projects to develop lightweight flash games for their courseware.

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Game-Based Training

The Office of Naval Research takes great pride and interest in their sailors in many ways such as funding a massive training movement called Capable Manpower. UCF RETRO Lab has been subcontracted by Raytheon BBN Technologies to test, evaluate, and provide quantified research findings about the effectiveness of game-based training.

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Guardian Angel

Guardian Angel was developed after RETRO was awarded a grant in 2008 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop games for health. Guardian Angel seeks to leverage game-based technologies to develop an effective, motivating practice environment for one treatment that relies heavily on the acquisition and maintenance of a new set of cognitive skills:

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Lunar Quest

Lunar Quest is a Massive Multiplayer Online Game (MMOG) for the PC that puts players in a large, persistent multiplayer game world set on the Earth’s moon. Players assume the role of lunar explorers, builders, and scientists who guide humanity’s efforts to colonize the moon.

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