Keynote: A serious game: the Netherlands in 3D Minecraft
GeoFort has won two international prizes with projects using the digital 3D lego-game Minecraft, called GeoCraftNL. A virtual version of the Netherlands has been made while using 1.000 billion Minecraft blocks. Children can fly all over the Netherlands and see the houses, hills, lakes and streets in this 3D gaming world. It is amazing to see what kind of buildings the children make and how this platform helps them to participate in designing the future. In GeoCraftNL they are developing smart cities, designing save cycling paths, exploring the possibilities of durable energy and protecting the Netherlands by managing the water from the rivers and the see. It’s really a serious game but also with a lot of fun!
Of course the 3D version of the Netherlands is not only interesting for children… A variety of 3D software applications is nowadays available for serious business. Get inspired by the possibilities of this era of serious gaming!
GeoFort is a science center in the Netherlands where visitors can experiment the future of the planet earth on a beautiful old fortress. GeoFort emphasizes the importance of spatial thinking to a broader audience and stimulates younger people to choose a technical study. Visitors are invited to experience the geo-ICT behind climate change, renewable energy, big data, tracking ‘n tracing, satellite images and geodesign.