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      ‘THE MIDDLETON MYSTERY: AN ADVENTURE AT BELSAY HALL’ INTERPRETING HERITAGE THROUGH THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER GAME

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      Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2008) (EVA)

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      22 - 24 July 2008

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            English Heritage has been exploring an approach to interpreting heritage using computer games. Instead of the learning resulting from gameplay inherent within an existing computer game, the learning and interpretation is generated through the holistic process of designing and developing a computer game. This paper presents one such project, ‘The Middleton Mystery – An Adventure at Belsay Hall’. Students at Ashington Community High School designed a computer game set in a virtual version of Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland. The objective was to use computer games technology to interpret Belsay’s history in a way that young people would find appealing: to increase knowledge and understanding about Belsay Hall and to change attitudes and values about heritage in an inspirational, creative and enjoyable way.

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            Conference
            July 2008
            July 2008
            : 157-166
            Affiliations
            [0001]Education Manager, North of England

            English Heritage

            Learning Department

            37 Tanner Row

            York, YO1 6WP

            United Kingdom

            http://www.english-heritage.org.uk
            [0002]Managing Director

            Lateral Visions Software Company

            3E Wavertree Boulevard South

            Wavertree Technology Park

            Liverpool, L7 9PF

            United Kingdom

            http://www. lateralvisions.co.uk
            Article
            10.14236/ewic/EVA2008.19
            2281e0a5-1074-4a8c-adcc-b706ea7adaec
            © Lynne Minett et al. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2008)

            This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts (EVA 2008)
            EVA
            London, UK
            22 - 24 July 2008
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Electronic Visualisation and the Arts
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            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
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            Electronic Workshops in Computing

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