All resources aimed at people with User Interest: Building heritage games
CINE GATE toolbox
What is it? a toolbox
What does it allow you to do? to browse through best practice examples, explore what digital tools we made in CINE and find references on how we have used them.
Cost? freeFind out more!
Letterkenny Heritage Walk
What is it? a digital heritage treasure hunt game
What does it allow you to do? to see what an example of an interactive, multi-player app and to get access to the creator CMS
Cost? To use the app is free. To create an app and publish a game to the app store starts from €69 per day to €990 for a year depending on the duration and number of games requiredFind out more!
A multiplayer smart phone game where you take an interactive heritage hunt through Letterkenny’s historic centre, discovering the town’s history from a different perspective. Using the latest location-based gaming technology the useres will join a team of explorers tasked with discovering historic locations to complete interactive challenges. Who will discover the most treasure along the trail?
The heritage walk was created by Donegal county museum, Ireland using Locatify’s content management system for making tours and games. No coding or advanced IT skills required!
The gamified tour encourages groups and families to walk the historic centre of Letterkenny with their smartphones. As players visit the town’s locations they complete mini, interactive challenges for points and treasures. The player or team with the most points at the end is the winner.
CINE TALK: Future Digital Possibilities
We believe that museums and heritage organisations can, and should, play a powerful role in imagining different futures for our communities and societies. Digital technologies have the potential to be an important tool in this process. This session draws on the experience of the CINE project partners and others to explore the questions: how can we utilise technological possibilities to be both a preserver of the past and an instigator of new ideas for the future? What digital tools exist to help us? How can we develop new digital tools that meet our particular needs, align with our values, and help us to address the challenging topics of our time in meaningful ways?
Reflections & Experiences
On community co-production, serious gaming in heritage, managing data, curating digital content, climate change.
Imagining the Future: one Project at a time
Using technology and museums to instigate the future.
Machine Learning in the Heritage Sector
A practical example of collaboration to introduce new technology into the museum sector.
Reflections on Digital Cultural Heritage
The director of the Digital Heritage lab of the Cyprus University of Technology and UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage reflects on our programme and the future.
Skriðuklaustur Treasure Hunt Game
This mobile app is part of an exhibition of the medieval monastery at Skriðu í Fljótsdalur, Iceland.
Players learn about the history of the monastery through treasure hunt style and quiz games, as players search for clues and treasures using the camera and sensors of the phone. The game involves customisation of your character and a scoreboard of game progress as users navigate their way through the site and exhibition.
Museum 4.0 toolkits & case studies
Coffee Break Reads
What is it? a web resource for digital heritage projects
What does it allow you to do? learn about innovative digital heritage projects
Cost? free guidelines, free source codes (development cost might occur)Find out more!
CINE has closely followed a fascinating digital heritage project in Germany that has happened at the same time as our project. We want to present the results of Museum 4 Punkt 0 here as we have found much inspiration in reading about case studies and methodologies developed in the project.
Whether it’s an application, a website, or a virtual reality sequence – you will gain an overview of our digital prototypes and our approaches for education and interpretation here. Museum 4 Punkt 0 presents the discoveries we made during the development process in the form of reports, guidelines, and toolkits.
Coffee Break Reads
What is it? a practical handbook
What does it allow you to do? understand how gamification can be used in heritage contexts to make dissemination materials more engaging
Cost? freeFind out more!
Gamification is the application of game-design elements and game principles in non-game contexts. It can also be defined as a set of activities and processes to solve problems by using or applying the characteristics of game elements.
Gamification is a broad term but simply put, we are adding elements of game-related fun to a traditionally non-game activity.
In this handbook you can find out about techniques of gamification, elements of gamification design and gamification in heritage. These topics are illustrated with examples from the CINE project.
What is it? a content management tool for heritage games
What does it allow you to do? Create location-based heritage treasure hunt games
Cost? Free trial, publishing a game to the app store starts from €69 per day to €990 for a year depending on the duration and number of games requiredFind out more!
What is TurfHunt?
TurfHunt is a scavenger hunt game app designed to bring the traditional scavenger hunt game into the 21st century. The TurfHunt app has been used across the world and has many features including multiple game play modes and challenge types. The games are great for encouraging on location engagement and learning with games available both indoor or outdoor using GPS or BLE beacons to trigger game challenges.
Games can be played offline without an internet connection or online competitively with a scoreboard. Choose from various challenge types such as photo challenges (photo, sticker or drawing), multiple choice or single answer text questions and mini games like memory cards. All challenges can be linked together to play in a specific order or played at random.
TurfHunt is perfect for events, tourism and education purposes. The app can be used by anyone who wants to bring people together to explore on location, engaging with heritage and the environment in a fun and innovative way.
Getting started with TurfHunt
CINE Communities Technology Toolkit
What is it? A webpage that explains easy to use digital tools in a heritage context
What does it allow you to do? Learn about media platforms, photography, video, audio, 360 photography, photogrammetry, mapping
Cost? Free, although using some of the tools or platforms recommended may incur a costFind out more!
Digital technology has changed how we view and present our natural and cultural heritage.
Communities have access to digital multimedia tools and platforms that can be utilised to help preserve their natural and cultural heritage.
In the era of smart phones and mobile technology people have access to devices capture content that ranges from photography, high definition video to 3D artefact scanning and share their content to a global audience. This technology can empower communities to take ownership of their history, heritage and stories.
Through the development of digital tools and promotion of accessible platforms museums and heritage organisations can support communities in the creation of heritage content.
This website provides a series of ‘getting started’, guides for a range of digital tools we believe can provide value to community heritage projects.