Introducing eAdventure

Welcome to the eAdventure project website


The eAdventure platform is a research project aiming to facilitate the integration of educational games and game-like simulations in educational processes in general and Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) in particular. It is being developed by the e-UCM e-learning research group at Universidad Complutense de Madrid, with three main objectives:

  • Reduction of the development costs for educational games
  • Incorporation of education-specific features in game development tools
  • Integration of the resulting games with existing courseware in Virtual Learning Environments

From this website we wish to promote the use of the tools developed as part of the eAdventure project. The core of the eAdventure project is the eAdventure educational game engine, that runs games defined using the eAdventure language. Authors can use the graphical editor to create the games or directly access the human-readable source documents that describe the adventures using XML markup. With eAdventure, any person can write an educational point & click adventure game.

Features


Authoring features:

  • Support for all the common traits of point & click adventure games and interactive fiction
  • Graphical editor for authoring
  • Choice of interaction style: Traditional adventure menus or Contextual menus
  • Customizable interfaces
  • XML notation for the description of the games

Educational features:

  • Built-in assessment mechanism
  • Support for real-time adaptive learning scenarios
  • Games packaged and bundled with standard metada (IEEE Learning Object Metadata)
  • Integration with Learning Management Systems through game exportation following educational standards (SCORM 1.2 and 2004 and IMS Content Packaging) special export for game integration with WebCT 4.0 and support for IMS Learning Design
  • Integration with the Content Repository Agrega.

Engine features:

  • Opensource
  • Written in Java
  • Can be deployed as a standalone application or as an applet for online education