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About GATE

GATE final publication 2012
Results from the GATE research project
a 75 page overview (pfd 4.7 Mb)

GATE Magazine 2010
a 36-page overview of the GATE project (pdf 5.3 Mb

Research themes:
Theme 1: Modeling the virtual World
Theme 2: Virtual characters
Theme 3: Interacting with the world
Theme 4: Learning with simulated worlds

Pilot Education Story Box
Pilot Education Carkit
Pilot Safety Crisis management
Pilot Healthcare Scottie
Pilot Healthcare Wiihabilitainment

Knowledge Transfer Projects:
Sound Design 
Motion Controller
Mobile Learning
Glengarry Glen Ross
Enriching Geo-Specific Terrain
Pedestrian and Vehicle Traffic Interactions
Semantic Building Blocks for Declarative Virtual World Creation 
Computer Animation for Social Signals and Interactive Behaviors


Center for Advanced Gaming and Simulation
Department of Information and Computing Sciences
Utrecht University
P.O. Box 80089
3508 TB Utrecht
The Netherlands
Tel +31 30 2537088


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Knowledge Transfer Project

Development and validation of a game designed to measure compliance. Using game technology to sample applicant behavior in job-related situations.

In this collaboration wherein the knowledge of two parties is combined, the main goal is to elaborate and validate a game design methodology called the Game Discourse Analysis (GDA). This methodology - an outcome of earlier research by the Utrecht University - can serve as a communication tool between the different disciplines involved in game development. The method provides a standardized description  and visualization of the information flow in a game. To analyze this method, the GDA will be put into practice during the creation process of a serious game. The topical subject chosen is "compliance" in a job related setting. Measurement of this personality trait through a dynamic instrument looks promising: the immersiveness, rich environment and the possibility of feedback help to create a realistic setting. During the project prototypes will be produced and used in several pilots to gather data and examine the effects. As a result, parties can benefit from the GDA insights in further projects.

Project Participants
Utrecht University

Dr. Herre van Oostendorp, Utrecht University