Blast From The Past

Year

2008

Type

Digital Game

Contribution

Game Design
Graphic Design
Research
Dissemination

Blast from the Past (Dutch: De Grote Teletijdshow!) aimed to be a game that both grandchildren and grandparents would be able to enjoy, while simultaneously teaching them about each other's culture. User tests showed that the game did this very well. We were so confident in the game's ability, that we had it demonstrated live on stage by grandparents and grandchildren who had never played the game before at the final presentation. Furthermore, the development of the game was key in the construction of the P-III framework for serious game development.

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Blast From The Past resulted in a number of academic publications, including but not limited to:

  • De Schutter, B. & Vanden Abeele, V. (2014). Blast From The Past: Applying the P-III Framework to Facilitate Intergenerational Play between Grandparents and Grandchildren. Gerontechnology, 13(2), 163
  • Vanden Abeele, V., De Schutter, B., Geurts, L., Desmet, S., Wauters, J., Husson, J., Van Audenaeren, L., et al. (2012). P-III: A player-centered, iterative, interdisciplinary and integrated framework for serious game design and development. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1(280), 82–86.
  • Vanden Abeele, V., De Schutter, B., Husson, J., Vos, G., & Annema, J. (2008). e-Treasure: Fostering intergenerational play by means of a digital game. Presented at Meaningful Play 2008, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, USA.