Sicily Region – Department of Productive Activities
PROGRAM:ROP Sicilia ERDF 2014/2020 Action 1.1.5
The project AUGUSTUS “AUgmented Game for Sicilian ToUrism marketing Solutions” has been developed within the framework of the ROP Sicilia ERDF 2014/2020, Action 1.1.5 “Support for the technological advancement of enterprises through the funding of pilot lines and early product validation and large-scale demonstration actions” and aims at the development of a prototype able to generate a new way of fruition of cultural heritage, through the application of innovative methodologies, technologies and tools to the valorization of the Sicilian historical-cultural heritage, with particular attention to the territory influenced by the Greek-Roman presence.
The research project is divided into 7 Work Packages.
The first phase aims to propose innovative approaches for the fruition of cultural heritage content.
The objective of this phase is to develop new narrative methodologies based on gamification logics, to promote certain excellences of Sicily’s cultural heritage.
This key phase of the project sees the definition of the 3D environments and the design of the game, both in its onsite and offsite versions.
A phase that sees the design and validation of the platform and mobile application with respect to user experience.
This phase sees the realization of the gaming prototypes and the integration of the video game and the mobile app.
This phase aims to validate the effectiveness of the gamified system and of the applications on the demonstration sites and to verify the replicability of the user model developed during the project.
The last phase aims to ensure maximum visibility for the project results.