TOTEM - press http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=taxonomy/term/43/0 en Tidy City goes TV http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/169 <p>Some camera crews also covered our Tidy City mission at PLACCC in Budapest. In the first video you can see national celebrities Young G and Stereo 2.0 compete against each other while trying to solve a riddle. The second video is a more serious documentation of the game (skip to 20:44 for Tidy City).</p> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-fYXRQ0TBFU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/qWunqM9_HJY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/169" dc:identifier="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/169" dc:title="Tidy City goes TV" trackback:ping="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/169" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <div class="trackback-url"><div class="box"><div class="box-inner"> <h2 class="title">Trackback URL for this post:</h2> <div class="content"> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/169 </div> </div></div> <!-- /box-inner, /box --> </div> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/169#comments Budapest Placcc press tidy city Thu, 04 Oct 2012 15:45:03 +0000 richard.wetzel 169 at http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de PLACCC experiences http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/167 <p>While Tidy City is still running today and tomorrow, we have already returned home and left the game in the competent hands of the local organizers. It was a great experience and I think we created an interesting mission that does not focus on the famous sights (of which there are plenty in Budapest) but rather on local events and unusual history. The mission is available in Hungarian and English, so you can also try your luck when visiting Budapest next time. It might be a good idea to get a local to help though as otherwise riddles like this might be tricky:</p> <p><img src="/userfiles/4rid.jpg" width="400" height="300" align="left" hspace="20" alt="" /></p> <p><strong><em>Do not look at the girl!</em></strong></p> <p><em>Last straw? Banking-replacement? Magic? While the ancient alchemists strived to transform base metals to gold, the well-known owner of this outlet transforms gold into Hungarian Ft and produces remarkably tasteful commercials at the same time. In some sense this represents the opposite of one of the figures in another riddle. Another possible hint: despite common sense the shop does not sell chess figures.</em></p> <p>Here are some press reports about the game:<br /> <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.budapester.hu/2012/09/verruckt-kreativ-spannend/">Budapester Zeitung (German)<br /> </a><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.hir24.hu/belfold/2012/09/21/felcsaptunk-nyomozonak/">HIR24 (Hungarian)<br /> </a><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.nepszava.hu/articles/article.php?id=586654#null">Nepszava (Hungarian)<br /> </a><a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="http://www.kulturpart.hu/lavor/30907/nagyvarosi_jatekosok">Kulturpart (Hungarian)</a></p> <p>We would like to thank the great guys from the PLACCC team again for inviting us and the great organization!&nbsp;K&ouml;sz&ouml;n&ouml;m!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/167" dc:identifier="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/167" dc:title="PLACCC experiences" trackback:ping="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/167" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <div class="trackback-url"><div class="box"><div class="box-inner"> <h2 class="title">Trackback URL for this post:</h2> <div class="content"> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/167 </div> </div></div> <!-- /box-inner, /box --> </div> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/167#comments Budapest Placcc press tidy city Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:19:59 +0000 richard.wetzel 167 at http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de Report by one of our players http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/116 <p>&nbsp;One of our players in Waiblingen was media journalist Ulrike Langer. She runs a blog concerned with all things digital and has written a short (German) report about her experience that you can read here:&nbsp;<a href="http://medialdigital.de/2011/01/31/tidy-city-schnitzeljagd-in-der-mixed-reality/">http://medialdigital.de/2011/01/31/tidy-city-schnitzeljagd-in-der-mixed-reality/</a></p> <p>She also included two short videos, one from the playing session and a post-game interview with me as you can see below.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M3YUbbE9uGE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><iframe title="YouTube video player" class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/96fIpwRbrzs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/116" dc:identifier="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/116" dc:title="Report by one of our players" trackback:ping="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/116" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <div class="trackback-url"><div class="box"><div class="box-inner"> <h2 class="title">Trackback URL for this post:</h2> <div class="content"> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/116 </div> </div></div> <!-- /box-inner, /box --> </div> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/116#comments medial digital press tidy city waiblingen Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:00:27 +0000 richard.wetzel 116 at http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de English press release Tidy City http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/115 <p><strong>Mixed-reality scavenger hunt with a smartphone - just play or create one of your own</strong></p> <p>Cologne, a little mixed up: an architectural detail of a church building shows up on a smartphone near the right bank of the Rhine. It does not 'belong there', so it's an exciting challenge to identify it and to take it to its original location, maybe the famous cathedral. This is what the world looks like in Tidy City, a new location-based mixed reality game developed by Fraunhofer FIT for the latest generation of smartphones. Using a free authoring system, it is easy to create custom-designed games. A special Tidy City game version for Waiblingen was presented during the Local Journalism Forum held there on January 27.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: lighter; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; "><img width="200" height="308" vspace="5" hspace="5" align="left" alt="" src="/userfiles/tidycity1b(1).jpg" />In Tidy City, the players explore their neighborhood using a GPS-enabled Android smartphone. Symbols on a map on the display direct the players to a riddle, i.e. an object that must be 'tidied up' because it is shown in the wrong location. A part of a building or a bridge, a statue, but also a historical event tied to a location, might be a suitable object, represented in the game by a photo and a descriptive text. When the players believe to be right next to the object's original site, they can try to relocate the object to that location. GPS is used to check that the player is indeed in the correct position and has successfully solved the riddle.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: lighter; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Tidy City is being developed by Fraunhofer FIT and the French Carnot institute Telecom &amp; Management SudParis. The work is part of the project &quot;TOTEM &ndash; Theories and Tools for Distributed Authoring of Mobile Mixed Reality Games&quot; which is funded by the German BMBF and the French ANR. Tidy City is based on an idea by the games designer Michael Str&auml;ubig.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: lighter; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">&quot;The TOTEM project investigates so called Mixed Reality games that merge the digital world of the game and the players' real environment in a number of different ways. We want to find out how such games should be designed, and how they influence the player's view of the world&quot;, explains the project coordinator Richard Wetzel from Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: lighter; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">In addition to the game, the researchers developed an authoring system that not only experts, but even children can use. As local versions of the game can be downloaded directly to a smartphone, many cities will soon have their own local versions of Tidy City, the researchers hope.</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.5em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: transparent; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; font-weight: lighter; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Customized versions of Tidy City can be built around a wide variety of ideas, e.g. a quiz for visitors to a city, which directs them, in a playful style, to the prominent sights around the city. Special versions of Tidy City might also be created for trade fairs or other large-scale events, reflecting their specific themes.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/115" dc:identifier="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/115" dc:title="English press release Tidy City" trackback:ping="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/115" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <div class="trackback-url"><div class="box"><div class="box-inner"> <h2 class="title">Trackback URL for this post:</h2> <div class="content"> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/115 </div> </div></div> <!-- /box-inner, /box --> </div> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/115#comments press tidy city Mon, 31 Jan 2011 13:43:18 +0000 richard.wetzel 115 at http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de Press release Tidy City http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/113 <p>Our German press release that was sent out today:</p> <p><strong>Mixed Reality Schnitzeljagd f&uuml;r das Handy zum Spielen und Selbstbauen</strong></p> <p>25. Januar 2011</p> <p>Die Stadt ist in Unordnung geraten. Der K&ouml;lner Dom steht pl&ouml;tzlich auf der falschen Rheinseite. Schnell ist er eingepackt und wieder an den richtigen Ort transportiert. So stellt sich die Welt mit Tidy City dar, einem neuen ortsbasierten Mixed Reality Spiel. Fraunhofer FIT hat die digitale Schnitzeljagd f&uuml;r moderne Smartphones entwickelt. Am 27. Januar wird auf dem &quot;Forum f&uuml;r Lokaljournalismus&quot; in Waiblingen eine speziell auf den Ort zugeschnittene Spielversion gezeigt. Tidy City ist kostenlos verf&uuml;gbar. Mit einem leicht handhabbaren Autorensystem kann man eigene Spiele f&uuml;r seinen Wohnort erstellen.</p> <p>Ausgestattet mit einem Android-Mobiltelefon erkundet bei Tidy City der Spieler seine n&auml;here Umgebung. Symbole auf einer Karte steuern ihn zu Objekten, die &quot;aufger&auml;umt&quot; werden m&uuml;ssen, weil sie sich nicht mehr am rechten Platz im Ort befinden. Dies k&ouml;nnen Geb&auml;ude, Marktpl&auml;tze, B&auml;ume, Br&uuml;cken, Statuen aber auch historische Ereignisse sein. Die &quot;verlegten&quot; Objekte bestehen im Spiel aus einem R&auml;tseltext und einem Foto. Glauben sich die Spieler an der richtigen Position, k&ouml;nnen sie versuchen, das Objekt dort zu platzieren. Mittels GPS wird &uuml;berpr&uuml;ft, ob die Spieler richtig stehen.</p> <p><img alt="map overview" width="260" height="400" src="/userfiles/tidycity1b.jpg" />&nbsp;<img alt="riddle view" width="578" height="400" src="/userfiles/tidycity2b.jpg" /></p> <p>Fraunhofer FIT entwickelt die digitale Schnitzeljagd zusammen mit dem franz&ouml;sischen Carnot-Institut Telecom &amp; Management SudParis im Rahmen des vom BMBF und ANR gef&ouml;rderten Forschungsprojekts &quot;TOTEM &ndash; Theorien und Werkzeuge zum Gestalten mobiler Mixed Reality Spiele&quot;. Tidy City wurde von Spieldesigner Michael Str&auml;ubig konzipiert.</p> <p>&quot;Im Fokus des Projekts steht die Erforschung von so genannten Mixed Reality Spielen, bei denen die digitale Spielwelt und das reale Umfeld auf verschiedene Arten miteinander verschmolzen werden. Untersucht wird, wie solche Spiele gestaltet sein m&uuml;ssen, und wie sie den Blick auf die reale Welt ver&auml;ndern und beeinflussen.&quot;, erkl&auml;rt Projektkoordinator Richard Wetzel vom Fraunhofer-Institut f&uuml;r Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT.</p> <p>Zudem entwickeln die Forscher ein Autorensystem, mit dem die Erstellung solcher Spiele nicht l&auml;nger Experten vorbehalten bleibt, sondern sogar von Kindern durchgef&uuml;hrt werden kann. Die verschiedenen Spielversionen k&ouml;nnen dann direkt &uuml;ber das Mobiltelefon ausgew&auml;hlt werden. Auf diese Weise, so hoffen die Wissenschaftler, wird es schon bald viele St&auml;dte geben, f&uuml;r die es Tidy City Versionen gibt.</p> <p>Tidy City bietet verschiedene M&ouml;glichkeiten, solche Szenarien thematisch zu gestalten. Denkbar ist etwa eine R&auml;tselsammlung, die sich an Besucher einer Stadt richtet und diese auf spielerische Weise an Sehensw&uuml;rdigkeiten vorbeif&uuml;hrt. Auch f&uuml;r Gro&szlig;ereignisse wie Messen sind speziell angepasste Szenarien denkbar, die das Thema der Veranstaltung aufgreifen. F&uuml;r Einwohner einer Stadt bietet sich mit dem Spiel aber auch die Gelegenheit, vorher unbekannte Orte kennenzulernen oder neu zu entdecken.</p> <p>Im Zuge einer Zusammenarbeit mit dem Zeitungsverlag Waiblingen (ZVW) wurde k&uuml;rzlich ein Szenario f&uuml;r Waiblingen bei Stuttgart erstellt. Spielautoren waren vier Kinder im Alter von 10 bis 12 Jahren. Dieses Szenario wird zum ersten Mal am 27. Januar 2011 auf dem <a href="http://www.bpb.de/veranstaltungen/1LETH6,0,19_FORUM_LOKALJOURNALISMUS_2011">&quot;Forum f&uuml;r Lokaljournalismus&quot;</a> vorgestellt. Vom 12. &ndash; 20. M&auml;rz 2011 erhalten dann ortsans&auml;ssige Familien die Gelegenheit, sich beim Zeitungsverlag die notwendigen Ger&auml;te auszuleihen und das Waiblinger Szenario zu spielen.</p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/113" dc:identifier="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/113" dc:title="Press release Tidy City" trackback:ping="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/113" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <div class="trackback-url"><div class="box"><div class="box-inner"> <h2 class="title">Trackback URL for this post:</h2> <div class="content"> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/113 </div> </div></div> <!-- /box-inner, /box --> </div> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/113#comments press tidy city Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:54:02 +0000 richard.wetzel 113 at http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de Article about Tidy City in Waiblingen http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/112 <p>The ZVW in Waiblingen has written an article about our Tidy City activities there:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.zvw.de/index.php?&amp;kat=696">http://www.zvw.de/index.php?&amp;kat=696</a></p> <!-- <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:trackback="http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/"> <rdf:Description rdf:about="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/112" dc:identifier="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/112" dc:title="Article about Tidy City in Waiblingen" trackback:ping="http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/112" /> </rdf:RDF> --> <div class="trackback-url"><div class="box"><div class="box-inner"> <h2 class="title">Trackback URL for this post:</h2> <div class="content"> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=trackback/112 </div> </div></div> <!-- /box-inner, /box --> </div> http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de/?q=node/112#comments press tidy city waiblingen Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:46:46 +0000 richard.wetzel 112 at http://totem-project.fit.fraunhofer.de