IJITEE (International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering)
Vol 1, No 3 (2017): September 2017

Virtual Reality-based Platformer Games Development for Elevating Architectural Heritage Awareness

Ahmad Nasikun (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Bagas Y. Wijonarko (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Raja Bagus Arief Rahman (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Anugerah Galang Persada (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada)
Sunu Wibirama (Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Gadjah Mada)



Article Info

Publish Date
04 Jan 2018

Abstract

As a country with abundant traditional culture, Indonesia is facing serious challenge in conserving them. There is a need to promote the traditional culture to a wider area of people, particularly to the younger generation. Virtual world offers a new way of promoting a nation’s culture via Virtual Reality (VR). This research aims to develop a VR-based platformer mobile game to promote cultural awareness in a new and creative way for younger generation. In the game, a player can observe one famous architectural heritage in Yogyakarta—Mesjid Gedhe Kauman—in fun way of game. A survey is conducted to measure its success in reaching the predetermined goals and to measure its user experience (UX). The survey confirm that the VR-based platformer game helps them in learning cultural value of the architecture (62.5/100) and it is relatively easy to navigate (72.5/100). Moreover, it has a good user experience (UX) score—all are above 0.8, meaning that its users are generally comfortable in playing the game.

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Journal Info

Abbrev

ijitee

Publisher

Subject

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Description

IJITEE (International Journal of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering), with registered number ISSN 2550-0554 (Online), is a peer-reviewed journal published four times a year (March, June, September, December) by Department of Electrical engineering and Information Technology, Faculty ...